My girlfriend and I have been together for about 5 months. She tends to be more left leaning in her beliefs and I tend to be more centered.
Every now and then she'll ask me something related to something she agrees with politically (often to do with feminism/race etc), and I would end up disagreeing with her. The problem arises however, when I explain why I disagree, and she, instead of understanding we have different beliefs, gets angry that I don't agree with her, going so far as to completely ignore me for a whole day (we don't live together). On the flip side, I do everything in my power to have a civil discussion and to further the conversation.
As an example, here is a conversation we had recently.
Her : Did you hear that Kanye West thinks that Black Lives Matter is an excuse to whine?
Me : Yeah, I did.
Her : Outrageous, am I right??
Me : Well, I don't think it's an excuse to whine necessarily, but I don't exactly agree with all of BLM's actions.
Her : What, so you're a racist now?
Me : I didn't say that. I completely agree to the general sentiment that Black Lives, do in fact matter. What I don't agree with is how BLM has gone about trying to prove this point to the public, with some members assaulting police officers who had done nothing wrong and things of the like.
Her : You know what, forget it, sorry I ever brought it up.
She ignores me for a day before she talks to me again, still angry at me, but wants to talk to someone
How do I get her to accept that I may have different beliefs sometimes and that it is okay to disagree?