Repeated studies show humans pass judgment on one another within fractions of a second.
When confronted with racist attitudes, I remained silent. As a child, I wanted to fit in and be liked. I never joined in the hatred jubilee; I just learned to bite my tongue.
When I was in high school, I listened to the band Slayer. A lot. And you know what? I didn’t become a Satanist.
On December 20, 2013, Justine Sacco was boarding a flight to Africa. Offhandedly, she Tweeted: “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”
Rarely have I been as angry as I was on October 3rd, 2013.