On Transgender Day of Remembrance, I was walking through the neighborhood when I noticed a message scratched into a fence, one I didn’t recall seeing the day before. It appeared as though someone tried to scratch over the original message to make it unreadable –good call– but I could still make out what our press euphemistically calls a “racial slur”. It seems that the incidents being reported in other parts of the country have now arrived in Dallas. If history is any predictor, then this is the harbinger of hate crimes to come. I really hope I’m wrong.