Defending others

I belong to and identify with several different groups of people that are often ridiculed and slandered. Whenever I hear disparaging remarks about any of these groups, I immediately jump in to ‘clear their name’ and set the story straight. Most often people are receptive of the other side of the story I present, until they realize I belong to these groups. For some reason I am only seen as credible when it appears that I’m simply a third-party.