Glenn Beck

Avoid Talking Politics with the Family

Avoid Talking Politics with the Family

So last year, the holidays fell right around the time a grand jury declined to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown and the tension over holiday dinner was thick: Just when would some big terrible opinion get dropped by one of my family members about this and how quickly would it escalate from there? Then again, if Brown's death hadn't been the potential point of conversation, it it could have been any number of other things with these goofy relatives: health care, terrorism, Obama is a Satanist Muslim commie pig, you get the picture. Either way, it was my father who handled the situation best, not by shouting down the cray-cray quasi-racists...

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