I had begun to feel guilty that I was becoming “that” person. But you are right, alto. It’s time to forget that guilt because there is now too much at stake. I think I will begin to proudly wear that mantle — the “too sensitive” friend who “can’t take a joke”. I am making a vow to call out bigotry any and every time I see it. And to hell with how many “friends” I end up with. I didn’t have many to begin with and frankly, anyone who would have a problem with this kind of responsibility isn’t likely to be a good friend to me anyway.