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My relationship is with Thanksgiving is so complicated

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By:  Lisa M. Hayes

THIS.
This holiday is wrought with a lot of uncomfortable conversations in our family.

I understand Thanksgiving has a very sentimental meaning to a lot of people. I get that a lot of sweet and precious memories are made around the dinner table and watching football all afternoon.

And yes, I understand. It’s a day to reflect on gratitude and we could all use a little more of that in our lives right now.

But, for real, this is a holiday that was founded on the massacre of the indigenous people of the U.S.

MASSACRE.

At times, this fact makes me a pretty confrontational conversationalist while cooking a massive meal to stuff ourselves with right before spending hours cleaning the kitchen.

Thanksgiving is a holiday intended to whitewash a massacre.
Enjoy the turkey.

 

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