Do you talk about politics/personal convictions to people you just met?
My new neighbor, within the first hour of meeting him, told us he hated people from the MIddle East because he thinks they're all "terrorists" ever since being deployed. He also "isn't racist, and has black friends, but would kill any black man any daughter of his brings home". Also, Obama is trying to ruin the country.
I, on the other hand, don't really talk about politics to acquaintences.