Prof Sandeep Gopalan wrote an opinion piece published in the leading newspaper in the Middle East, The Khaleej Times, explaining the significance of Thanksgiving and the need to be grateful as we celebrate the holiday. He wrote about the need to care about the have-nots in society and for greater concern for racial groups experiencing particularly high rates of inequality and poverty. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Bread and Butter – the two Thanksgiving turkeys weighing 45 and 47 lbs respectively – have received their ritualistic pardon from the President meaning they are safe from the knife and are free to live. Other turkeys are less fortunate as Americans start preparing to carve up their own big birds for the traditional meal this Thursday. Amidst all the gloom and doom in the Trump era, should we be thankful like Bread and Butter or gloomy like the 46 million nameless turkeys estimated to be killed this week?
The full article is available here.