I prefer people who ACT as kindly as they SPEAK. It is possible to do both. SMH Stating the truth about someone does not make him “too hard” on them. That bizarre empathy is what keeps people downplaying racism. It’s not all slurs and whippings, then roses and candy. There is a passive aggressive ground to speak on too.

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