The Geography of Partisan Prejudice


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Here's a very interesting article (but I wouldn't call it unexpected, as far as the punch line goes).

A bit long, but worth the read. And worth keeping within reach when the question of tolerance comes up.

In general, the most politically intolerant Americans, according to the analysis, tend to be whiter, more highly educated, older, more urban, and more partisan themselves. This finding aligns in some ways with previous research by the University of Pennsylvania professor Diana Mutz, who has found that white, highly educated people are relatively isolated from political diversity. They don’t routinely talk with people who disagree with them; this isolation makes it easier for them to caricature their ideological opponents. (In fact, people who went to graduate school have the least amount of political disagreement in their lives, as Mutz describes in her book Hearing the Other Side.)

In some parts of the country, including swaths of North Carolina and upstate New York, people still seem to give their fellow Americans the benefit of the doubt, even when they disagree. In other places, including much of Massachusetts and Florida, people appear to have far less tolerance for political difference. They may be quicker to assume the worst about their political counterparts, on average.

Nationwide, if we disregard the smallest counties (which may be hard to pin down statistically, since they have fewer than 100,000 people), the most politically intolerant county in America appears to be Suffolk County, Massachusetts, which includes the city of Boston.
Intolerance goes both ways, but no matter how hard The Atlantic tries to soften the blow it is pretty clear that it is the Left who is far more intolerant and elitist than the Right. Who'da thunk it?

Link: The Geography of Partisan Prejudice

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When wearing a hat that says, "Make America Great Again" can get you attacked and beaten, that's a dead giveaway that the Democrats are highly intolerant of any opinion with which they disagree.

I blame the media, and the politicians somewhat secondary. Without the media exclaiming daily that Donald Trump is Satan and going to kill us all, these people wouldn't be so jacked up and sure that it is right to destroy his supporters. Because that is what they think: that they're fighting against evil when they punch a Trump supporter in the face. They don't think of it as a difference of opinion; they think of it as good (them) vs. evil (anyone else). They are told flat out by their political leaders to be violent and attack anyone with a different viewpoint.

And then these same politicians and same media blatherers have the nerve to say that Trump is inciting violence.


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Professors and Universities who run these great and noble studies already know what they wish to accomplish and find.
All they do is try find an intellectually and satisfying way to try to pass their ideas on to the other liberals as being legitimate.

More highly educated, middle income older, more urban, and suburban whites any white in fact, are their target De Jour.

And why? Because you can accuse whites of anything and get away with it. Indeed you can be praised for it.