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42. My parents, Bologna, moving to the U.S., extreme RWingers
My parents: always have been free-thinkers and progressives who taught me and my sister to think for ourselves, even if it went against the grain of what "acceptable" society thinks

Bologna: a great multicultural progressive city with great food to boot. It was great growing up there with the university and people from all countries. It was not a shock for me to see people of different colors and different languages, as well as homosexuals. I always embraced its diversity.

Moving to the U.S.: because I ended up in rural NC as a non-English speaker, I learned fast the meanness of right wing republicans. My first friends were black girls, and then the outcasts (i.e.: drama club, band, actors, artists, etc.). I learned quickly how mean and nasty certain people were and, coincidentally, they all voted for the same party (on the other hand, I have also met pre-1960's southern Democrats who had not yet converted to the dark side... they too were scary people, primarily for their abysmal view on race relations...yikes!)

Extreme RW: a.k.a. religious zealots. Even though I am an agnostic, I have nothing against people of faith as long as they do not force their beliefs on me. Instead, lately there is this noticeable effort on the part of these people to make everyone conform to their brand of morality and spirituality in all facets of society.
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