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What were you raised to believe? Explore stories told by people across America about what they were raised to believe. 

I was raised to believe I was raised to believe our promise is one of equal opportunities. MLK marched for the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits racial discrimination. I'm dismayed that people talk about racial equality; their assumption is that our promise is one of equal...
I was raised to believe you follow or at least respect your elders. You learn from the ones "before" or "older" then you. You don't just"push" your way through. The same way you learn to "get dressed", by example, from your"elders". Learn respect... and you can...
I was raised to believe that all people were created equal and should be treated with respect. I regret that this country is so divided along political lines. It should be possible to have a calm discussion about political matters with someone whose views differ from...
I was raised to believe that you must speak up for the vulnerable. That words have consequences. That reading and grammar are important. That manners matter. That you don't discuss money. That you should offer to help someone in need. That I am incredibly lucky to...