Another clearly-reasoned article from a writer whose work has impressed before. The idea that people can be relied to vote against those prejudiced against them is clearly simplistic and while yes it applies in a majority of cases (88% of Black Americans voted against Trump) it can't be applied as the solitary variable..

As long as I've been following politics, even longer than the time since I came out as gay, I have never understood why any gay person would vote for a Republican but many do. They're conflicted; they'll spend a significant part of every day repeating justifications for their allegiances, but I can't help seeing them as disgraceful.

Someone recently burglarized is likely to see crime as too important an issue for bigotry to override it.

I may be simplistic here but I can't help but regard contemporary conservatism as simply vile. It has no wholesomeness or virtue and embraces cruelty as its ideal. I guess that has some appeal to all kinds of people. Not just white ones.

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