Groups will have a bias against certain issues because of their history. African Americans, for instance, tend to be less responsive to libertarian criticisms of the power of the federal government because many Southerners once used states rights arguments to support segregation laws. Filipinos and other minorities are less responsive of the Christian Rights’ arguments about protecting the sanctity of traditional marriages against same sex marriages because those same arguments were once used against interracial marriages. Certain Americans are wary of the NSA collecting our private emails and phone calls because in times past, Nixon’s Administration and Hoover’s FBI wiretapped ordinary citizens who disagreed with them and created enemies lists to blacklist and harass them.
Here are some articles
The Myth of Secession and States Rights in the Civil War by Allan Lichtman for the Encyclopedia Britannica Blog
Segregation Forever’: A Fiery Pledge Forgiven, But Not Forgotten by Samara Freemark and Joe Richman for NPR
Filipino Resistance to Anti-Miscegenation Laws in Washington State by Corinne Strandjord
When Hilario Met Sally: The Fight Against Anti-Miscegenation Laws by Alex S. Fabros for Positively Filipino
The FBI and Martin Luther King by David J. Garrow for the Atlantic
Nixon’s Enemies List from PBS’s American Experience