From 2-28-17

by Emily

In a discussion about the dangers of hateful rhetoric, a twenty-something male said he was “playing devil’s advocate” about people “having different morals.” In other words, he wanted to say that it’s okay for rhetoric to be racist, sexist, or transphobic if that’s “how people feel.”

He wouldn’t accept that “playing devil’s advocate” is incredibly dangerous when talking about the safety and security of groups of people. It’s all well and good to sit on the fence when you have privilege and your life isn’t in danger.