It's still sitting there.
I decided to do something a bit different. Today, I decided I'm not going to give "them" the response they so desperately need in order to validate their argument. I'm not going to paint a target sign on my blog and subject my family to the insane antics of the infamous anonymous Youtube commenters. I am certainly not going to tarnish my blog or my reputation by publishing a seething post in retaliation.
I am better than that.
Instead, I'm going to acknowledge that it happened. I've written a few posts about some of the issues James and I have encountered in public-- the sideways glances, the angry glares and hushed whispering--these things actually do happen. So often that we've become somewhat immune to it.
So today I'm not troubled by this outrageous display of pure and undiluted racism, I'm saddened that so many people are shocked. Today my heart is heavy for the future generations that just might have the unfortunate experience of encountering this type of behavior.
Still, I remain hopeful that I will live to see Dr. Martin Luther King's beautiful dream of brotherhood and acceptance become our reality.
Until then, my family and I will continue to serve as a reminder that love knows no color.
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