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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:51 PM

8. Yet sociologists are telling us that greater acceptance of gay


persons in society and gay marriage is across the boards and that everyone has become more liberal on this important issue-and that it is not the result of older persons dying and a younger more liberal generation coming of age.

It was just the opposite of what they expected and they were surprised to find that people of all ages have actually been changing their opinions and becoming less prejudiced ever since Stonewall and definitely since 1988. The success of gay people in actually changing the minds of Americans of all ages was recently explored on NPR's The Hidden Brain.

The current scientific thinking is that gay Americans willreach full acceptance in 9 more years ( they posit that there will always be 10 percent of people who remain prejudiced against any particular group).

Contrast that with what they are projecting as a timeline of older Americans -they are projecting over 120 years for older Americans to overcome prejudice against them.

This means that a child born today who lives to be 65 or 70 will be facing prejudice age-based prejudice 65 years from now in 2073. This is totally unacceptable and we can begin to change it today by just being open to facts and checking our personal prejudice.

The following link can possibly help you find the show NPR did. I urge you to find and listen to it.


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