They ask why

Why do you care about racism? You’re white.
they say
Why are you bothered by antisemitism? You’re not a Jew.
they ask
Why do you speak up for the immigrants, the minorities, the poor?
You’re a citizen, you’ve not known hate, you’ve not known need.
they ponder

I am not straight; I know what hate feels like.
i could respond
Jews weren’t the only ones marched into those gas chambers.
i could say
I am a human being, capable of empathy.
i could answer

But the only real answer to these questions is another question:
“Why don’t you?”

© Jennifer L. Davis (under the pseudonym Meadhbh Dhommnail), 2017. All rights reserved.

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Author: Meadhbh

Meadhbh lives on a farm in the back end of beyond with a horde of cats and one very large dog. When she is not writing or tending to the wishes of her feline overlords, she spends her time crafting, gaming, and reading. You can find her on Twitter @Meadhbh (mostly fangirling); on Instagram: @meadhbh_d (mostly cats); on Facebook: (mostly writing memes); and on the web at large at (mostly everything else).

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