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I was raised to believe…
I was raised to believe in hate. I grew up hearing the worst racial epithets as part of everyday conversation. We were conservative, white supremacist Republicans, though I can't say I understood that at the time. It was easy to blend in. We lived in a white, suburban neighborhood in Southern California, in a highly-segregated Navy town with a large contingent of Southerners and Christian Fundamentalists thrown in. It was also a beach town and the surfer culture was everywhere. Surfers were the closest we came to a counter culture.
When I came home from college with different ideas about the world and the people in it, I was told I had been "brainwashed by Communist professors." Communists and the Russians were the bad guys in those days. How things have changed.