Some hard thoughts from our pal Luther Stiler.
Got that one wrong.
Like a lot of white people, I keep wanting to write things like “I did not realize I lived in a country this hateful.” I already Tweeted that my main mistake was underestimating the number of assholes in America. I genuinely didn’t think there were enough white assholes to elect Trump. That right there is a failure of empathy on my part; people of color and LGBTQ people and any number of others who aren’t straight cis white people have been telling us this for years, and while I thought I was listening I clearly wasn’t. America isn’t any different from what it was a few days ago. There’s just a whole lot of white people who can’t deny what America is any longer. The proof just got rubbed in our faces; it’s going to keep getting rubbed in our faces repeatedly for the…
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