A short follow up on how Donald Trump is polluting the very air we breathe.
Bloomberg columnist Francis Wilkinson describes his place in the U.S. mosaic:
Without any special thought except liking the name, Wilkinson and his Indian-American wife gave his daughter a name (undisclosed in this article) that is heard in this country as "Muslim." He wonders whether they would have made the same choice for their daughter in the time of Trump.
Even when the Donald is repulsed, the taste among his enthusiasts for venomous grievance will endure.
This is a country which teaches all too many people to keep their heads down and their opinions to themselves. Amid the cacophony of TV shouters and social media, that's hard to recognize, but really, what is it when the parents of Black kids have to give them "the talk" and immigrant children have to fear that ICE will snatch away their parents? The Donald spreads a whiff -- an intimation only -- of that everyday backdrop of fear to the comfortable. No one is the better for it.