“We have a poster that addresses the ‘myth of thanksgiving’ with quotes from Native scholars and activists”
Why does it seem like there are people in higher education intent on destroying anything connected to American history and tradition?
Campus Reform reports:
University invites students to ‘Decolonize your Thanksgiving’
A Pennsylvania University is hosting an event aimed to both “decolonize” Thanksgiving and educate students about the “myths of Thanksgiving,” along with serving “decolonial cuisine” on campus.
Students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania are invited to “Decolonize Thanksgiving” on Thursday, at a table hosted by IUP’s Native American Awareness Council and sponsored by the school’s Social Equity and Title IX office. The function encourages students to “Decolonize your Thanksgiving” and to “go beyond the harmful ‘pilgrims and Indians’ narrative” of the first Thanksgiving.
The event is part of the Native American Awareness Council’s celebration of National Native American Heritage Month on IUP’s campus.
“Stories told about the first Thanksgiving often perpetuate harmful stereotypes and racism,” the event page asserts.
The event description also encourages students and faculty to “focus on common values: generosity, gratitude, community, and good food,” rather than the “harmful” themes of “pilgrims and Indians.”
“There will be copies of ‘The suppressed speech of Wamsutta James,’” Abigail Adams, the chairperson for IUP’s Native American Awareness Council, told Campus Reform. “We have a poster that addresses the ‘myth of thanksgiving’ with quotes from Native scholars and activists,” she added.
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