Robert, thank you for your insightful comments about this. I was just an average person and “charity worker” as referred to in one article. I worked with many self-proclaimed liberals and found they were the most-difficult people to talk to about homeless or very low-income people. They had many more assumptions than self-proclaimed conservatives and were far poorer listeners.

I didn’t put my personal experiences together with larger issues (which you note your academic experience and work enables you to do far better) until most recently working with Bernie Sanders’ campaign. I met so many great people from all sides of the spectrum and all walks of life.

We have to just keep on keeping on!

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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