Friday, November 11, 2016

When They Go Low, We Go High

ExpertFile is a service that allows the public to contact experts with queries. Today, as we're all reeling from the results of this election, I received the following query from them:

Event Inquiry Details
Event Name: fuck you cunt
Event Location: going to hell
Event Date: 11/30/2016
Event Description: hope you crash and die
Message: "voting to end the long wait for death to the fucking killers... hope you are a victim of one of them someday... karma cunt...."
Contact Details
Name: Dead Victim
City: San Francisco
State/Prov: CA
Country: US

In the last few days, people with far less support and social advantage than me have been on the receiving end of slurs, insults, threats, and hate crimes. This is a piece of cake compared to what many good people have been exposed to because of what they believe, how they look, or who they love.

I will not stand for it. Decent people everywhere--of which there are many--will not stand for it.

I am resolved to respond to noxious, misogynistic, threatening messages by doubling down on my commitment to criminal justice reform, the end of capital punishment, and . When they go low, we go high.

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