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I wrote about my Trump-loving in-laws – then I went viral

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Last week, I published a personal essay about my septuagenarian in-laws, who, in the wake of two years of American political unrest, have experienced somewhat of a political awakening.

The piece was titled “It might be time to cut my right-wing, Trump-loving in-laws out of my kids’ lives”, and it almost instantly went viral.

In the article, I wrote that my in-laws have taken a turn towards bigotry since the beginning of Trump’s presidency. They have said things which, in my opinion, represent a divisive and indefensible view on minorities and marginalized groups.

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As a result, my husband and I have been faced with a dilemma. We’re raising two young children together, and we don’t want to expose them to what my in-laws are saying. My essay explored this problem, which is not a political one: bigotry has no political boundaries.

My article was picked up by major media outlets around the country and re-posted thousands of times. In the aftermath, I received........

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