Intolerance, lack of respect encourage double standard
I was shocked, saddened and, initially at least, more than a little angry over an encounter I had on Facebook in the middle of last week when I publicly shared a link to a story about an ACLU report critical of what it called the militarization of our police forces.
- One, I called his use of the term “white trash” racist and said that I would not tolerate it.
- Two, he became angry with me because we differ on a political issue — gun control — and perhaps others as well. Because I support gun rights, he decided to attack me personally, saying, “you’re just part of the problem, aren’t you?”