I have this school assignment for my honors literature/honors history class. It lasts for the entire school year, and we have smaller assignments that we put together at the end of the year. For my introductory assignment, we have to write about three people and choose. All of my people were liberal. JFK, Lyndon Johnson, and Susan B. Anthony. I decided to do my assignment on Lyndon Johnson, since, (when asked in my class about him), everybody gave me that look as if they didn’t understand. My conservative friends in the class (different class periods) gave me weird looks at lunch when I told them. Even the teacher, who is Christian, said that Lyndon Johnson was a great choice, since he did many great things.
While sitting at the table, I commented on how I loved that JFK, although Christian, wanted total separation of Church and State, and was a liberal. One of them (the most vocal of how she is against gays and shit), just didn’t say a word. So then, I asked “What if they allowed us to do Barack Obama?” Then she just replies with “It’s not allowed to be a person who is still alive.” I asked “Or Mitt Romney?” Nothing. Not a word.
I’m tired of being judged off of my political affiliation. I don’t consider myself the most extreme liberal, but more open minded or supportive of people who are oppressed.