I had a post recently about an ailing cousin; she’s been stricken with melanoma that seems to have spread throughout her body. I’ve been too upset to really post much lately because of this; it is a miracle that I’ve not suffered this way too, because she and I are a lot alike in coloring.
When I made this post, I received one comment in reply; rather than encouraging me or comforting me, the person chose to tell me that the “sun hates whites” and “god hates whites” – that’s why we “burn” with skin cancer. I deleted the entry and the post because I realized that responding to him the way I wanted to would simply inflame him and cause more hate to appear on my blog. I’m just so disappointed; I really didn’t expect responses to my post, but I certainly didn’t expect hated to spew forth. I have always known ignorance abounds on the internet, but I haven’t been touched by it much until now. Apparently, it isn’t just whites that are racists or bigots.
I don’t even know what else to say. I am just speechless.