The correct attitude is that one should not give any respect to people whose actions have demonstrated that they are not worthy of respect -- especially if they are authority figures who expect a respect entitlement.
I can make your head explode just by pointing out objective facts.
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"For a group that supposedly just wants to be treated like everyone else, they sure do spend a lot of time calling attention to their special interest identity." -- My description of pretty much every Frankfurt School special interest group out there.