Super #SJW Man Chapter 1
FROM MARSHALL B. RICH, III TO SUPER #SJW MAN
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One day, while Marshall B. Rich, III was reading The Huffington Post and listening to an Ezra Klein podcast, he went completely insane.
Marshall leaped to his feet, raised both fists in the air, and yelled, “I’m going to save the world!”
He imagined himself in a movie, standing in the center of the screen like Superman, with anthemic music being trumpeted in the background. His theme song would be something big and dramatic! Something inspiring and full of feeling! Something like the theme song for the movie Rocky – no, not Rocky! Rocky was a cisgender straight white male, the very type of person who was destroying the world. He needed a minority superhero … someone like … Shaft! Yes! The theme song for Shaft would be his anthem!
Now, Marshall was a cisgender straight white American male, a fact for which he was always apologizing. “I am so sorry!” he would say, with real sorrow and as much empathy as he could pretend to have, whenever he talked to a non-gender-conforming, non-heterosexual, non-white, non-American, non-male, or other such non-privileged person.
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