I am thankful that the color of my skin doesn’t dictate whether or not I am safe walking down the street.
I am terrified that the genitalia in my clothes DOES dictate whether or not I am safe walking down the street.
I am thankful that my children have a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs.
I am terrified that they will live their lives debt-ridden due to a society that expects them to earn a degree, yet make less than a living wage to pay for that degree.
I am thankful that I have not yet gotten a life-threatening illness while I have not been able to afford health insurance.
I am terrified that the health insurance I have recently purchased will cause me to become so in debt that I will not be able to carry it for very long.
I am thankful that those that love me understand that I am not your typical white American who bows down to the status quo.
I am terrified that those who don’t know me would seek to destroy every ideal and moral that I have ever believed in just so that they can bow down to the status quo.