Last week, I wrote about an incident that happened to me at a gasoline station that put me in a moment from the movie "Crash." I asked for input about what you would have done in a similar situation. Between replies here at JAC and in conversation with others, I was surprised that pretty much everyone would have done just as I did: shut up and say nothing.
I don't know how I feel about that: good, because others would have acted as I did; bad, because I still think it was the wrong thing to do.
Unfair treatment of others -- racism, sexism, sexual orientation discrimination, ageism and all the others -- is just wrong. And wrongs are not righted by silence.
Every time something like that happens to me, I marvel at the bravery of those people in history who stood up (or, in the case of Rosa Parks, sat down) and refused to allow discrimination to continue.