Sunday, January 29, 2017

Across the border

I'm an immigrant. A white immigrant from a country whose national language is a fairly American-sounding English. Do these modifiers make me luckier than most? Oh, I know they do. Been getting a lot of reminders lately of how bad it can be for others and how much worse it can get.


susan said...

Some of us are most definitely far luckier than others. As far as the current situation is concerned, I can't help but wonder where all the protesters were when the refugees were being bombed out of their homes by the last president. Yet what happened this weekend was ugly and crazy on both sides.

Ben said...

Well you don't get to pick your protesters. Or you can, but only to the extent you can pick yourself. So there will always be times you can say "Hey, what about X back then?" At some point it's constructive to just meet people where they are.