“America’s first illegal-alien amnesty wasn’t the biggest in our history, but it was the most influential.”
“Thanksgiving is a lovely story we tell ourselves, about kindness and tolerance and white people fitting in. The American story got richer and deeper over time, with many grave sins and slaughters, not least for indigenous peoples, but generally hewing to a spirit of growing inclusion and welcome for newcomers. How alien that all feels today, in the dawn of Donald Trump’s America.”
This may not be the most uplifting Thanksgiving message, but it is, nevertheless, fitting.