If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving celebration on Thursday, you should know this. Holiday season is a stress-point for a lot of people in the United States, but in this polarized population soon to be presided over by Donald Trump, do whatever it is you can to keep it cool and keep the peace at your dinner table on Thursday. For a lot of us, one day per year we sit down with a bunch of people we’re related to but don’t see very often except for that one day per year. That day is Thanksgiving. A lot of families will talk about politics with family members who have opposing viewpoints. I’m not trying to tell you how to run your dinner on Thursday, but if your dinner on Thursday will have unfamiliar faces gathering at the table, you may want to consider treating it unlike you would a more normal dinner with your immediate family. Enjoy food if you can, enjoy family if you can, but please practice tolerance and respect.
The pressure is on for a lot of people in our society right now, so try to not tear your family apart at a time when so many of us feel obligated to keep some kind of tradition alive.