Which groups of people are MORE likely to be prejudiced: Conservatives or Libera

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  1. gmwilliams profile image81
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    Which groups of people are MORE likely to be prejudiced: Conservatives or Liberals?  Why?  Why not?

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  2. Austinstar profile image86
    Austinstarposted 2 years ago

    Obviously it is conservatives. Their policies are plainly spelled out. They don't want gay marriage (used to be interracial marriages), they don't want to do business with gays (used to be blacks), they want to legislate who can use a bathroom for crissake!
    They don't want to use government funding for women's health. (abortions). So, they discriminate against women.
    They DO want to fund the military - to go kill "muslim terrorists". Not just for defense of Americans.
    They say they are for smaller government, but spend more than Liberals on government programs.
    Oh, there's more, but there is no question in my mind that conservatives are rich, white, bigoted white guys with small you know whats. It's all about control with them. If they can't have things their way, then they start the attacks on liberals as fast and furious as they can.

  3. ElvisaM profile image78
    ElvisaMposted 2 years ago

    Conservatives, because as a liberal I feel like we are genetically incapable of hate and every day attacks we get from conservatives. To add to this, I am an Atheist which gives them even more leverage considering they are a widely Christian population. Just looking at the presidential candidates of the past and present, I get the feeling that I nor anyone like me is unacceptable in the society even though we may be model citizens and help others more than our conservative friends. I say this by looking and speaking with my Republican friends whom I've asked for help to help someone else in need. Most have said "help them? They don't even belong here why should I give my hard working dollar to them". This is a refugee family who came here after the 2 year vetting process. They have nothing. I found a bunch of items for them and they were glad to accept. Not one donor was a conservative. Not all conservatives are like this but my friends surely are. The crazy thing, before President Obama took to office, I had no idea how vile some of my friends were...

    1. tamarawilhite profile image91
      tamarawilhiteposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Someone can hold an opposing political view from a reasoned position. Liberals like to say if you oppose illegal immigration, it isn't rule of law, but "you hate women" - and that's a smear tactic and excuse to ignore other views - plus divisive.

  4. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Liberals with diversity demands are saying "Look at the person, make assumptions about their beliefs and views, edit your word choice and expressed ideas not to offend them, if they are offended, you are wrong, even if it is innocent misunderstandings or ignorance".
    In short, judge them by demographics, not their character, and alter your behavior to suit what the official stereotype says they would think and feel.

    1. Austinstar profile image86
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Uh, that's not what liberal progressives are saying at all! Where are you hearing these things? LPs are Humanists! We believe in freedom and equality for all. We don't judge people by color, creed, sexual orientation, or anything other than equality.

    2. ElvisaM profile image78
      ElvisaMposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Tamara, that is absolutely false.

  5. TB Bullock profile image60
    TB Bullockposted 2 years ago

    This is an interesting question. I'm conservative myself (at least in the fiscal sense), and if I'm being honest I must admit that regarding basic predjudice, conservatives do tend to exhibit this unfortunate trait often. As others have pointed out, many conservative policies and goals lend themselves to this due to their very nature (e.g. vulture capitalism, hawkish foreign policy, etc.). However, I do believe that it is worth noting that many on the far left are completely intolerant of conservative viewpoints and those that hold them, and in that way they could certainly be viewed as predjudiced. It is extremely difficult to reason with hard-liners on either side in the modern political climate, unfortunately. This does not appear to be improving in the slightest. For example, Ben Carson was absolutely villified by the left-leaning media outlets during the early part of this election cycle and no allegations of racism were leveled (at least in any significant and public manner). Conversely, while Obama was running for office, all sorts of despicable racist comments were made, and the fact that this is common knowledge is telling. Another way to describe this would be to simply note that conservatives are blatantly predjudiced towards any and all that are not like them (which is unacceptable), and liberals are more subtly predjudiced against those that do not politically and economically align themselves with their values. Both forms of predjudice are deeply ingrained in the fabric of our increasingly polarized society, and the advent of mass communication has significantly exacerbated the problem. To end on a positive note, remember that the next time Trump makes a blatantly xenophobic one-line comment that leaves you rolling your eyes and questioning your sanity, or an out-of touch professor type delivers (from an infallible moral high ground, of course) a hand-wringing diatribe about the "joys of Soviet communism compared to Reagonomics" (or some such nonsense), just remember that we are all Americans. We don't have to always agree! No progress would be made if we did. We should just try to treat everybody with dignity and respect while we come together to find a solution to whatever problem we face. Good, thought-provoking question.

 
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