Why do you do these things?

John L.,
Orlando, FL

Just because I’m of this race and you’re of that race do you assume my actions are driven by this difference between us? I tell you no, and you think, “It must be because I’m ______ that this ______ person is doing this. He is ______ racist scum. I will tell all others to vilify him. Make all others see him as a monstrous, heinous human being.”

I am not. You chose to see me as such. I only said no. I only disagreed with what you thought about a particular matter.

Had I been of your own would you have acted so quickly to humiliate me? To speak ill of me? Threaten me? Hound me?

Would you?

 

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