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It took a number of years for me to figure out why none of my minority friends saw things the same why I did. Over time, I began to see that because I was so enamored with my own brilliance, I could not see that my own experience of life had colored the way I thought politics in America worked. 

As a white, Jewish, and middle class male, I was used to things working out for me. I could go to whatever school I wanted to, could complain to figures authority and have them listen to me, walk down the street without getting arrested at night...

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