Dear Fellow Traveler -
(Because face it, you are)

When I say that I am gay and want equal rights and equal protection under the law, some people think I want special treatment.
When you say you’re a woman and deserve equal pay for equal work, some people belive you hate men and want to destroy America.
When we say "Black lives matter," some peope hear us saying that White lives are expendible.
What the SOME believe is said speaks far more about them than it does us. Yes, I can write a story or poem with subtext, but I don’t do that in run of the mill conversation.

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