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Obama's words on identity politics better late than never

"Democracy demands that we're able to also get inside the reality of people who are different than us, so we can understand their point of view. Maybe we can change their minds, maybe they'll change ours."

That was Barack Obama speaking in South Africa on the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth.

The former president went on to say that you can't change peoples' minds "if you just out of hand disregard what your opponent has to say

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