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View Diary: "Study it Out": Woman Calls Barack Obama a Communist, Looks like a Fool on National TV (285 comments)

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    It's tribalism. She thinks this way, her husband thinks this way, their friends and church people think this way, etc... It's completely entrenched, as you say.

    I don't expect to ever change her mind, but she brought this up in a car literally (Biden!) full of Obama supporters, so I just had to do the Socratic thing and ask her questions in order to make her think, just a little. She is older than the rest of us who were in the car - the rest of us represented pretty well people who had grown up in a less racist era.

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