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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 05:42 AM
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77. I agree and I posted that civil rights are civil rights, whether we are talking women, minorities or
gays. What's right is right. However, when, say, a rich person fights for an increase in the amound of welfare checks, it can be more persuasive than when a welfare recipient does the same. Ditto a WASP fighting the Mafia stereotype, as opposed to a Sicilian doing the same. Having a very direct self interest in something may be viewed as a bias. It can be harder to dismiss someone who has no direct self interest.
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