NYT Columnist: This Was the First Thanksgiving We Celebrated ‘with a Measure of Fear About the Year to Come’
GIRIDHARADAS: "It was the first Thanksgiving I think we celebrated with a measure of fear about the year to come. Physical fear, fear about what will happen to people who look like us and people of many other kinds in this country. And we’re talking about the flag burning thing earlier today."
GIRIDHARADAS: "And that was a two-part issue where there was a flag burning as the crime that he wants to criminalize and the punishment was the stripping of citizenship. When I think about the fear that I think we were experiencing at Thanksgiving, it’s not about the flag burning kind of thing. It’s about the stripping of citizenship kind of thing, because we now have a President-elect who is actively calling in to question the right of people who are already American to remain American."