Prejudice and intergroup conflict are tied to the metaphors people use to conceptualize group membership, group value, and society as a whole.

On the day of writing (June 2015), here is what’s happening in the world:

• Days after the militant group known as ISIS or ISIL called for aggressive operations, three strikes-possibly coordinated-left a bloody toll on three continents. In France, attackers stormed an American-owned factory and decapitated one person; in Tunisia, they opened fire at a beach resort, killing about thirty people; in Kuwait City, they bombed a Shiite mosque, leaving sixteen dead.