Thursday, November 3, 2016

Education, Voting and Polls

It seems strange sometimes how white folks who went to college are so much more likely to vote for HRC than Trump. I will admit I was exposed to more liberal ideas during my post high school educational years but I honestly don't think I would have ended up automatically being a racist/sexist jerk if I hadn't gone to college. What's your opinion? Do you think time in college alters a person's worldview that drastically?

2 comments:

Snave said...

College didn't alter my worldview as much as I believe it gave me a feeling of freedom to express it. I have leaned left since 1968, when I was 10 or 11. Seeing RFK speak at the college was important, as was my mom consoling me when he and MLK were assassinated. My dad was an arch-conservative type, huge fan of Ayn Rand, etc., and he tended to get upset at "liberal talk". Until I left home, everything was explained to me through a conservative viewpoint. In some ways it was good, and in some ways it was very frustrating because those views have never been ones with which I've been able to identify.

MRMacrum said...

All college did for me was reinforce my opinion that education, that is "true education" is not gained through classrooms and tests. The experiences I had as a young man with segregation, war protests and the consistent failure of the political system to hold up its end of the bargain created the mad as hell left of center independent I am today. Like Snave, I grew up ingesting the conservative values of the 50s and 60s. It did not take me long to see they were full of shit just like the Democrats showed they were a few years later.