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I shouldn’t pay attention to things like this but I had to point out a few things.
- If you’ve heard about Ferguson, Missouri, (or any number of other social injustices) you know that racism is alive and well. The victims of these injustices, if they are still alive, are not well.
- If you’ve ever heard someone say “kill yourself” as a joke, you know that sensitivity to suicide is nonexistent. It’s been three years since my cousin took his own life and I cringe every time I hear it.
- If you think that it matters whether or not this is a troll, or if you think that the internet is “not the real world” or “doesn’t count,” you’re wrong. There is no difference whether the words were said aloud, written in a book, or typed on a computer, they still matter.
Words matter. And so should people.