The Daily Caller recently sent out a young woman to interview some “kids these days” (college students who in an earlier age would have been doing something useful) to find out their answer to the question “Is Thanksgiving a racist holiday?”:
Most students who spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation at American University believe Thanksgiving is a racist holiday, yet the majority of them still plan on celebrating it as a way to see their family and friends and to take a break from school.
One student called it a “genocidal holiday,” while another stood by it saying, “No one goes into Thanksgiving dinner thinking ‘I’m going to establish white supremacy.’ No, it’s all about eating turkey and having a good time.”
Is Thanksgiving A Racist Holiday? by Jessica Kramer, November 20, 2018. Link in Original.
Well, the answer is that of course Thanksgiving is racist, because it's part of America's white past, a point I made in 2014 in Thanksgiving And Your Father’s America, illustrated with the three pictures below, the first being Norman Rockwell's "Freedom From Want", the second being multicultural parody intended to promote HillaryCare in the '90s, and the last being the ending of Disney's Lilo And Stitch. White families are passé.
One reason Thanksgiving is supposed to be "racist" is how much Indians (who are by defination not racist) hate it. That's the point that I made in a post called The Thanksgiving Of A Grateful Nation—And The Ingratitude Of A Few in 2007:
Myth #11: Thanksgiving is a happy time.
Fact: For many Indian people, "Thanksgiving" is a time of mourning, of remembering how a gift of generosity was rewarded by theft of land and seed corn, extermination of many from disease and gun, and near total destruction of many more from forced assimilation. As currently celebrated in this country, "Thanksgiving" is a bitter reminder of 500 years of betrayal returned for friendship.
Deconstructing the Myths of "The First Thanksgiving", by Judy Dow (Abenaki), Oyate.org, July 12, 2006
However, I, whom the Southern Poverty Law Center insists is a member of a "hate group" am willing to forget that, and the various crimes of, for example, the Abenaki tribe. But the Indians apparently don't believe in this "forgive and forget" stuff.
However, in spite of all that, we continue to celebrate Thanksgiving, and to wish all our readers, whether Native or "nativist", a very happy Thanksgiving, marred by as few political arguments as possible.
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