The Worse Hate Often Starts as a Joke

Walter Mwasi Williams III
3 min readMar 24, 2020
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Joking can be used to diffuse tense situations, to add levity, or even discuss otherwise uncomfortable topics through humor. However, it can also be used for the complete opposite.

Much of the worse hate starts as a joke.

It first begins this way to test the waters. It is meant to feel the room and keep plausible deniability. There is no responsibility when one is joking