Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Times We Live In

The above states that which should not need to be stated on a sign in a shop. The message should be implicit, and it pains me that it is not.

These are the times we live in.

I am a White, straight, cis-gendered man. If there ever was a person designed to benefit from our society's biases, I am he. I accept I have White privilege. With acceptance comes the responsibility to try and broaden society's standards of inclusiveness until such privilege disappears.

Somehow a man who would deny the personhood of so many has risen to the top job. This makes our task as parents trying to raise kids to be compassionate towards those who suffer all the more difficult.

I really hope such signs as the one above don't become practical necessities. 


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