A shameful number of white people do not like it when you wear a shirt that says Black Lives Matter. Today, in Iowa City, a lady scowled at me when I sat near her table. Then she went on with her day, where she described to a friend how heartbreaking it was to euthanize her beloved dog. Finally, when she got up, she leveled the most scalding look in my direction, as if I wore something that said, uh, “BBQ the Babies” or some such. It all reminded me of Nazi Germany, where they had some of the strictest laws against animal cruelty, all while they were gassing millions of people.
(Originally posted July 8, 2017)