My response to John’s tweet was “this shouldn’t be a controversial statement. I’m sorry that it is.”

That tweet has more than 3,500 likes. That’s how low white people have set the bar. I showed a little basic human dignity — it really shouldn’t be noteworthy to say “yeah, racists suck” — and it exploded my notifications.

Freelance writer and data scientist in Metro Detroit. Covered pro sports for and the Associated Press before COVID-19. Mentally ill and not ashamed.

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