Why I Stay Away From Discussing Politics in Public

Becca Brooks
Coffee & Cake
Published in
3 min readDec 26, 2023

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I stared down at my plate of untouched food as my friend Claire posed the dreaded question:

“So, who are you guys voting for in the election?”

We were halfway through a dinner party at my house when the subject I had hoped to avoid came up.

The upcoming Biden vs. Trump election had become a heated, divisive topic. More often than not, political discussions with friends led to tension rather than meaningful discourse.

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Becca Brooks
Coffee & Cake

Aspiring writer seeking readers. Will write for food.