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Obstacles Critical Thinking

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I have witnessed different obstacles to critical thinking such as prejudice, ignorance, fear and racism. For example, I have had arguments with my Aunt Linda in the past, who was furious that my cousin was majoring in Spanish, where her prejudices clearly got in the way of her critical thinking, or ability to be objective and have rational opinions. She is not stupid; she went to Columbia law school and is fluent in many languages, but still has formed these ideas that her WASP background is superior without any evidence, just her deep rooted hate. To her, her belief that Spanish is a disgusting language spoken by disgusting people is justified. I’ve also noticed this clouding of judgement can be caused by ignorance and fear, which can be
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