Campus Reform Asks: Is Thanksgiving Racist?


Campus Reform Correspondent Josiah Tejada asked students their opinion regarding whether Thanksgiving is “racist” or not.

Thanksgiving is a time for everyone to worship God and to be thankful. If our nation focused more on God, his word and stop obsessing over race, this nation can heal and be a better place for all of God’s children.

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Do any of these Einsteins realize how insulting it is to minorities to be constantly portrayed as helpless victims that can’t get ahead in life without their help?

Campus Reform:

The University of Oregon marked the lead up to Thanksgiving with an event aimed at “decolonizing” the holiday, which the university labeled as a “celebration” of “ongoing genocide.” The event, titled “Thanks But No Thanks-giving,” was supported by some students, but others weren’t fully on board with the message the event communicated.

To find out what students at the University of Oregon had to say about this topic, Campus Reform Oregon Campus Correspondent Josiah Tejada asked a number of students if Thanksgiving is “racist” or a “celebration” of genocide.

“There’s definitely a racist history to Thanksgiving and that should probably definitely be addressed more in education.”

“There’s definitely a racist history to Thanksgiving and that should probably definitely be addressed more in education,” one student said. Another student told Campus Reform, “the whole concept with, like, taking land and assigning a value to it through cost is, like, it was different through European cultures.” More

The First Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. This feast lasted three days, and—as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow it was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims.

College students in 2018 have to be some of the most uneducated, ignorant in today’s society… It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. So sure, let’s just ignore the fact that almost double the Indians participated in the first Thanksgiving than pilgrims!

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