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Are all Democrats liberal elites and are all Republicans rich?

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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.
LOUISVILLE, KY - FEBRUARY 12: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) (R-KY) and U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) shake hands after Shumer delivered a speech and answered questions at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center February 12, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. Sen. Schumer spoke at the event as part of the Center's Distinguished Speaker Series, and Sen. McConnell introduced him. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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When we hear "Democrat" or "Republican," certain labels come to mind: Democrats are "lefties," God-hating, welfare-loving, socialists. Republicans are racist, sexist, and anti-government. But how accurate are these stereotypes?

Host Kerri Miller spoke with four guests about how stereotypes are unhelpful to open political conversations.

Guests:

Joaquin Munoz, Better Angels citizen moderator.

Eddie Glaude, professor of religion and African American studies at Princeton.

Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science at Syracuse University.

Liz Mair, Republican strategist.

Use the audio player above to listen to the conversation.