I was looking forward to Jenny Boylan’s take on the US Supreme Court ruling, and here it is.
â€œI used to think people like you should be, you know, exterminated,â€ the nice young man said to me. â€œBut after listening to you speak, Iâ€™ve really changed my mind!â€
This was after a lecture Iâ€™d given a few years ago at a college in Ohio. He looked at me proudly, clearly hoping that Iâ€™d be cheered that my words had opened his heart.
But that word, â€œexterminated,â€ tempered my happiness somewhat.
Sometimes I forget that there are people who want to wipe me off the face of the earth.
I forget, even though the Trump administration does its best to remind me, every day.