Alarmism

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It’s hard not to be an alarmist when you are the survivor of sexual assault and we just elected a Predator in Chief.

It’s hard not to be an alarmist when your family has been physically chased and threatened because the dad is black.

It’s hard not to be an alarmist when your son has been called “nigger” more than half a dozen times just this school year.

It’s hard not to be an alarmist when your 17 year old daughter gets catcalled and told “I love foreign girls” by an overly aggressive guy at school.

It’s hard not to be an alarmist when your foreign husband has considered whether his family’s social media activity might become cause for deportation.

It’s hard not to be an alarmist when you are thankful your oldest, who was born in Mexico and whose first documents in life indicate that she was for a brief time a Mexican citizen, doesn’t look like your middle child who’s been asked if she is Mexican.

It’s hard not to be an alarmist.

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