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I think it is fairly simple: expressing unity with someone who bashes groups that are not yours (different skin color, different ways of having sex) means that you wish your group to gain in status with respect to those other groups. Since much in human culture depends on relative status it is a rational wish. Though wanting to improve your material well-being also is a rational wish these two can be put in opposition to each other.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Jan 6th, 2012 at 01:43:25 AM EST
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