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Mon Oct 26, 2015, 10:33 AM

5. I think it would depend on how you word it

If you said, "is housing discrimination wrong" people would say yes, it's wrong.

If you said, "If your house, in a neighborhood of close friends, was for sale and someone offered to buy it, but you were afraid selling it to that person would make your friends' houses decline in value, would it be acceptable to turn down the offer for that reason?" you'd get more yes votes.

That was an awkward sentence but you get the idea. You need dog whistles and to talk about money instead of race, and then more white people will vote yes, even if it's the same thing.

It's like the question for male college students where they ask if rape is wrong, and the kids say yes, but then they ask if it's ok to force yourself sexually on someone if you've spent money on her, and they say yes.

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