Maybe we protest for the immigrant, but do we know our own neighbor?
Maybe we campaign for #BlackLivesMatter, but are we careful not to get caught talking too long to someone who’s overweight, or just uncool, even though it’s also just a difference of genetics?
Are we becoming brave to call out bigoted language, but still gossip about our own friends?
Do we fight for LGBT rights, but criticize our spouse for unusual, though harmless sexual impulses?
Do we like to be seen as warriors for justice but when someone in front of us, with problems far less sensational, could use our attention do we neglect them?
These questions are as much for myself as for others.
Raw Spoon, 8-26-18