#1 this Thanksgiving, should be on your mind. But, don't neglect the rest.
Thanksgiving is not your "right" it's your privilege. Commemorate and set time to mourn the genocide of American Indigenous.
1. European Colonization of the Americas
2.The Great Leap Forward
4.Holodomor (Soviet famine of 1932–1933)
5.1971 Bangladesh Atrocities
10.War in Darfur
The same way January 27 is Memorial Day for the Victims of the Holocaust and Prevention of Crimes against Humanity
So, too should we treat November 23 [Thanksgiving] of the greatest genocide in WORLD history. The genocide of Indigenous Americans. 90% died.
Commemorate and reflect. Sit in honesty.
We get 22 [or more] other holidays to bathe in our privilege to drink, eat, and be merry, including all those damn weekends and evenings we love to waste.
Let's make this one an honest "holiday."
Could you give up the comfort of a holiday that celebrates the genocide of our indigenous? A holiday that native Americans don’t even enjoy because of the damage from being colonized. Most live in poverty. Could there be another way that we “celebrate” or spend our time off to help commemorate and stay educated instead?