I voted for Bernie in the primary and Hillary in the general election. I am a staunch liberal and democrat but when I wrote this two years ago as a critique on the dehumanizing ways liberals talked about Trump supporters, and the lack of civility that resulted.

I went to a university that prescribed in this PC Culture of sorts. It was a reactionary piece to a lot of things and ways my peers spoke of Trump supporters at the time. I always agreed with them, whether it was on policies like Medicare for all or climate change, but in no way did I agree with their manner of discourse.

I appreciate the thoughtful feedback, but I don’t focus as much on politics because my day to day is a lot more overwhelming and consuming. For me, it’s God first and my students first now. Everything else second. I have a lot of students who are surprisingly conservative in a Baltimore, inner city environment, and who think that everyone should have a gun to protect themselves, even if they don’t have permits or background checks.

Anyways, a lot of valid points. Probably wouldn’t have made the same article now just because I don’t keep up as much as I did in college.

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Believer, Baltimore City special ed teacher, and 2:40 marathon runner. Diehard fan of “The Wire,” God’s gift to the Earth. E-mail: ryanfan17@gmail.com

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