Day 14: today is hard to say what I am thankful for. I just learned that there are some states in the US asking to be removed as a part of this great country. Now, I can pretend that this has nothing to do with the fact that Obama is a black man but the truth is much to hard to ignore. We’ve had many Democratic Presidents in the past and never has anyone requested to be removed from the US. I can understand hurt over losing the election but what I can no longer ignore is the out right hate that is being shown. From what I can tell, it is not a majority in any one state but a group of people in more than a few states asking to be removed as a part of this country. Here is what I could say I am thankful for: For those asking to be removed you do understand you have a right to leave. If having a black President upsets you this much and your hate for all people who are nonwhite pains you this deep, leave. I am not sure where you will go in this world and not find nonwhite people but good luck with that. So having said all this, I am thankful for freedom of choice. Try to exercise your right to that choice, that my husband by the way is fighting for you to have, by leaving. I love all my Republican friends and I trust that they are not among this group of haters.
As an Army Wife, I must say that these events really do hurt me. Not just because I am black but because I really don’t understand hate. It is the one emotions that my parents worked hard to keep out of my path. Hate is like a cancer, it kills you inside out.