Assassinate me, too
Make me a racist, a bigot
Brand me ex-convict, a Jean Valjean
Sentence me to hard labor, accuse me
For a remark, call me names, exaggerate my crime
Thief! Child molester!
“Don’t ask anyone to speak about you, not even contemptuously. And when time passes and you notice that your name is circulating among men, don’t take this more seriously than anything eise you might find in their mouths. Think rather that it has become cheapened, and throw it away. Take…