An Open Letter To Ignorance
My fingers shake as I type this, every keystroke is met with hesitation. I have no real direction on where I want to take this, mostly because I don't feel I can cover the entirety of my thoughts in one blog post. I do "feel" something, but honestly, I'm not disappointed. This is probably not what your expecting to read, I'm just being honest. When the news broke that an Eagle Youth Soccer Coach received a threating and racist note on his car I felt nothing. No outrage, no need to rally, just nothing. Vanilla. Somewhere between the political rhetoric and the horrible events that are glamorized in the 24/7 news cycle, I have become immune to "feeling" of shock and outrage. I don't apologize for that; it's the truth.
Do you need me to tell you that what was written on that note was wrong? Please, allow me to get up on my soapbox and preach about how ignorance in this community will not be tolerated. Let me try to instill a sense of defiance in my words targeted at the individual who wrote it. Let's care about this and shout out loud how racism will not be tolerated. Let's care for a week or two. Let the outrage last, at least until the distractions of our everyday life start to quill our passion and the same outrage that fuels our motivation for things to change slowly fades into silence.
Yes, someone in Idaho wrote some ignorant racist thoughts on a letter. I'm sure the goal was to upset. I'm sure the goal was to enrage. I'm sure the goal was to get attention. And it worked, at least for a day or two.