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  •  it usually becomes worse during periods (4+ / 0-)

    of economic strain and stress and also during periods of social change or during periods of outside threats.  Add to it the unusual length of the economic downturn  and the increased perception of outside threats and finally social changes apparently marked by Obama have helped to make overt bigotry more acceptable than it had been previously.  An extended period of bigotry desensitizes a population to it.  This may help to explain why racists are literally coming out of the woodwork  

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