Respecting the awesome power of words!


What happens when refusal 
to excuse intolerance 
is attacked and labeled 
as intolerant; when, 
"I won't sit by and watch you 
continue to disrespect, 
misuse, and/or exploit others 
simply because you still 
find it appropriate." 
is considered intolerance? 
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Challenging unexamined privilege 
is not a form of intolerance. 
It is a dare to lift
reality beyond experience; 
a summons to seek
knowledge beyond opinion; 
a call to live and act 
out of empathy and understanding. 

Attempts to brand it otherwise 
are thinly veiled smoke screens 
of self-generated victimization. 

© 2016 Todd Jenkins

4 responses

  1. Katie J. Kester

    Amen! I think your tag “self-examination” speaks to what needs to happen in these situations, although it’s hard to examine yourself when you’ve crafted a holier-than-thou version of yourself that is more recognizable than your actual self…


    August 9, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    • Yes, unfortunately, we can hide from our own selves as well as we can from others, sometimes even better.


      August 9, 2016 at 4:56 pm

  2. Amen!


    August 10, 2016 at 4:51 am

  3. nice


    August 10, 2016 at 5:11 pm

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