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By Angelo Lopez on July 20, 2015

Groups will have a bias against certain issues because of their history. African Americans, for instance, tend to be less responsive to libertarian criticisms of the power of the federal government because many Southerners once used states rights arguments to support segregation laws. Filipinos and other minorities are less responsive of the Christian Rights' arguments about protecting the sanctity of traditional marriages against same sex marriages because those same arguments were once used against interracial marriages. Certain Americans are wary of the NSA collecting our private emails and phone calls because in times past, Nixon's Administration and Hoover's FBI wiretapped ordinary citizens who disagreed with them and created enemies lists to blacklist and harass them.

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By Angelo Lopez on July 15, 2015

Over the years, I've met some conservatives who are really nice and decent people. And I've met some conservatives who are really intolerant and crazy. The same is true with liberals, of course. But since I'm liberal, most of my bad experiences have been with conservatives, especially Christian conservatives. I do have close conservative friends and family members whom I respect and care about. In those relationships, it's mutually agreed that our friendship is more important than our political differences.

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By Angelo Lopez on July 15, 2015

DIane, this is a great blog. It takes special character and empathy not to be influenced by the prejudices of the community around you. I hope more parents get involved in the lives of their children, so that these things don't keep taking people by surprise.

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