Apropos of James Fulford's meditation
on the War Thanksgiving and The New Yorker's Redskins cover, the team's Happy Thanksgiving tweet, The Washington Post reports
, has inspired a Two-Minutes Hate.
The tweet "sparked a swift backlash," naturally, and the Post
writer reminded us that
Also, many Native Americans don’t celebrate Thanksgiving and are deeply pained by its origins. On Thursday, the 45th annual National Day of Mourning was held in New England. Organizers told the Associated Press that to them Plymouth Rock represents “nothing more than a monument to racism and genocide.”
Commenters want to see proof of this claim.
Any data at all to back this up. As someone who lived in a predominantly Native community, I never saw any evidence of families boycotting this holiday.I'd guess the percentage of Natives who don't celebrate Thanksgiving is as shockingly low as the percentage who are actually offended by the term "Redskins."