Don’t feel bad, alto. He sucked me in, too. He brings the conversation to the playground, and I went with him. Troll speak has a way of doing that. I have gotten good at ignoring it on Facebook and Twitter, but this is supposed to be a place of mature conversation between wordsmiths, so I wasn’t prepared. When that essay came across my feed that claimed to be a well-researched piece on race, I wanted to write a string of cuss words, but I calmed down and tried the educational approach. When people are hostile to marginalized groups, even after seeing statistics, video demonstrations, and personal accounts, it becomes as if they have deliberately chosen to endorse white supremacy or homophobia, etc. At that point, I have trouble thinking of the person as honorable, respectable, or decent. I don’t know what to do then.