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This reminds me of something that Sister Megan Rice said about Idolatry of Money (and Weapons):
---Sister Megan Rice---
The Prophets of Oakridge
Openly stoking Racism, Xenophobia, and violence is a disqualifying factor.
Racial prejudice could play a significant role in white Americans' opposition to gun control, according to new research from political scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
In their paper, published in the journal Political Behavior in November, Alexandra Filindra and Noah J. Kaplan found that whites were significantly less likely to support gun control measures when they had recently looked at pictures of black people, than when they had looked at pictures of white people. The study, which surveyed 1,000 white respondents, also found that the higher they scored on a common measure of racial prejudice, the stronger negative effect the photos of black people had on the respondents' support for gun control.
"Juxtapositions of 'law abiding citizens' and 'criminals' [are] evocative of racialized themes as crime has long been associated with blacks in the white mind," Filindra and Kaplan write.
I've seen some discussion here about which candidates should or should not be allowed to speak at the Democratic Convention.
So, it seemed like a good idea to have a poll on the issue.
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