In a book, I found the following sentence:
Good fiction teaches us about ourselves and about our relationships with other people; it shows us too that others may have a point of view which is as valid as ours and should be respected.
I cannot be sure about the parallel structure made by "and" in the last part. I think there are two possible ways of understanding:
1) ... a point of view which [is as valid as ours] and [should be respected]
2) others [may have a point of view...] and [should be respected].
Are there any reasons to judge either of these is not acceptable? If there are, please let me know.