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Our polarized views on race and racism

Here's an excerpt from my book Defusing American Anger (Google doc). It includes:

  • An attempt to help liberals understand the more rational and well meaning objections conservatives can have to liberal-side stances on race and racism.

  • A similar attempt to help conservatives understand why some liberals have the race-related concerns and fears they do (that starts here)

  • How conflict can influence people to ignore or downplay bad behaviors in their political group (including racist behaviors)

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