“English settlers threatened, killed and abused the Native Americans to build a ‘New World’ that was already their own”
Thanksgiving brings out the crazy in the campus left like no other holiday, except maybe Halloween.
Campus Reform reports:
‘This is not our land’: Students pen editorial on ‘dark origins’ of Thanksgiving
A student publication at Lehigh University called The Brown and White published an article in early November titled “This is not our land,” calling to attention the so-called “dark history” of Thanksgiving.
“This is not our land” is an editorial from Lehigh University’s student publication, The Brown and White, that reminds readers that Americans “reside on stolen land after colonizers – many of whom could potentially be our ancestors- took advantage of the indigneous people and claimed this land as our own.”
“English settlers threatened, killed and abused the Native Americans to build a ‘New World’ that was already their own”, the article writes.
Campus Reform spoke with Marietta Sisca, president of the Leigh University College Republicans, about balancing the importance of learning history and commemorating the holiday.
“[The editorial] comes from a place of good intention, but the execution of what they’re trying to say comes off a little strange to me,” Sisca said.
“And while I think that, yes, it is always important that we learn our history, lest we be doomed to repeat it,” Sisca continued, “there is also a tolerance in the article where they’re trying to shift blame onto people in the modern day for what happened centuries ago.”
She added that “blaming people today for the atrocities that were committed hundreds and hundreds of years ago” was “counter-productive.”
The editorial claims that Lehigh, which is a private institution located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, may reside on territory that used to belong to the Lenni-Lenape people.
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