One of the things that really bugs me and this happens on both sides, is stereotyping.
I am a southern, white, 47 year old male with short hair and all my original teeth. I like NASCAR, college football, teach Sunday School at the church I go to just about every Sunday. I help coach my son's baseball and football team and am a den leader for his Cub Scout pack. I am an Eagle Scout and one of my oldest friends is President of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.
To look at my self description above, most people would think I was a conservative who votes straight Republican every election but....
I am also on the National Board of School of the America's Watch and am a former chair of the board of Democracy NC. I have been arrested three times for civil disobedience and try to get to as many demonstrations against injustice that I can. I was a national Co-Chair of the Green Party of the United States and Medea Benjamin is a close friend.