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"Today I don’t have to think about" from John Scalzi (experiencing discrimination)

Vvalkyri posted this link, and it deserves a repost.

Discrimination comes in many flavors, almost like the seven deadly sins: bigotry, hatred, fear, disgust, superiority, sexism, and ignorance. We swim in the water, but sometimes we don't see the water that other people have to navigate. John Scalzi posted an interesting list on his blog, of things about which he doesn't have to think.

Here's a sample of what Scalzi had to say:

Today I don’t have to think about those who hear “terrorist” when I speak my faith.
Today I don’t have to think about men who don’t believe no means no.
Today I don’t have to think about how the world is made for people who move differently than I do. ...
Today I don’t have to think about whether I’m married, depending on what state I’m in.
Today I don’t have to think about how I’m going to hail a cab past midnight.
Today I don’t have to think about whether store security is tailing me.
Today I don’t have to think about the look on the face of the person about to sit next to me on a plane.
Today I don’t have to think about eyes going to my chest first.
Today I don’t have to think about what people might think if they knew the medicines I took.
Tags: emotions, learning, politics
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