The Real Reason Trump Supporters Hate Liberals

We betray the straight white patriarchy

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I believe God extends grace to us all. My neighbor likely believes grace is granted to only a few, and he wants to be one of the chosen.

I vote in a way that reflects these goals. The people I support must advocate a more inclusive society that values everyone equally. But in so doing, my neighbor thinks I jeopardize the special status that he values so highly.

In other words, my actions jeopardize his special status.

He thinks that a Person of Color is a threat to his status simply because he can see their color. He thinks an LGBTQ individual is a threat because of their family situation. He thinks a woman can be a threat because of her sex. But someone like me? He doesn’t see it coming.

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Mike is an Assistant Professor of Management for Legal and Ethical Studies at Oakland U. Mike combines his scholarship with practical experience in politics.

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