Ashbaugh: How a Latino Democrat and a Black Republican opened a white, middle-aged woman’s eyes 

The Republican friend of mine who I so quickly judged, as we reconnected after years of not seeing each other, was Lavelle Lewis, a football and basketball player who I’d cheered for during our years at IHS in Rochester, N. Y. After a couple of cups of coffee, I realized that as liberal as I was, Lavelle and I weren’t so different.