I have a day off today and am kind of wallowing in my own thoughts. I need to get out of the house and do something to take my mind off of things. Anyway, I’m an Iranian-American. As of this year, my family has lived in the US for 20 years. I moved here when I was 5 and became a citizen when I was 20, so just 5 years ago, I was still a greencard holder. The events of this weekend have left me feeling horrible. I’m fortunate, and I have privileges. My parents have seen much worse. But I don’t feel good knowing that I walk amongst people who gleefully support an arbitrary ban on people from select Muslim countries.
I’m not even Muslim.
I thank everyone who is taking action against all of this. I hope we can win this battle, if I can call it that.