I choose to honor my First Nations friends who recognize today as a day of loss and mourning, as a day that celebrates colonization and oppression.
Today I choose to teach my children the real story behind this American holiday.
Today I choose to not let American consumerism diminish what this day is about.
Today I choose to be thankful for those who are fighting injustice.
Today I choose to be thankful for those who bravely stand up for what's right in the world.
Today I choose to be thankful for the friends and family members, both here
and across the world who are advocating on behalf of those who aren't
allowed to have a voice.
From political cartoonist Jeff Parker