Severe risk of offense; approach this column with an open mind
High risk of discomfort and punctured stereotypes; possible reasoning
Elevated chance of new ideas and critiques of the status quo
Situation guarded; column may contain new and unfamiliar ideas
Low risk of original thinking; close-minded bigots need look no further
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