Following up on the other day’s post, I want to strongly endorse the TAB’s editorial on the matter. I haven’t got a flagpole at my apartment, but could perhaps put a flag up in a window. Displays of solidarity like the TAB suggests are an excellent way to combat bigotry.
I was going to start this post with something like “there’s nothing worse…” or “there aren’t many things worse…” but every time I started writing something like that, I thought to myself, “well, no, you know that’s not right: many things are worse, you’ve just experienced almost none of them because you’re the beneficiary of so many of society’s structural biases.” And that’s true.
But without making fatuous comparisons, I feel confident in saying that it is in fact a rather terrible feeling to discover hatefulness in your own backyard: someone burned the rainbow flag that hangs outside the UU First Parish of Watertown.
The TAB now has a more detailed article up. Apparently this is not the first time their flag has been targeted.