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21. No. I think it's much more calculated than that. I don't think psychology
explains things any better than poltics can explain things.

Dean's support is mostly among white people. I think this anti-male discrimination metaphor for race discrimination is calculated to tap into the worst instincts of white people. He's trying to get people a little mad about the fact that men are discriminated against, and he's hoping that the pique than converts into support for him. That's easy.

It's hard to actually convince people that, if you're white, you aren't better off if you're holding your black neighbor back. It's hard to argue that we're all better off if the lowest among us is better off. That's the harder discussion about race to make.

I'm sure I'm missing something bigger, but I think that's the core of it...
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