FSU: Thanksgiving a Reminder of Pilgrims’ Ineptitude and Racism

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A Florida State University residence hall has been decorated with a bulletin board portraying Thanksgiving as a reminder of the Pilgrims’ ineptitude and racism.

The Resident Assistant responsible for setting up the display in Traditions Hall, who requested anonymity, told Campus Reform that they wanted to inform residents that in many cases, “history isn’t accurately represented”, and wanted to “encourage them to do more research.”

In statements written within the feathers of paper turkey cut-outs, students are told that “the majority of pilgrims couldn’t farm or build anything,” as well as that “Native Americans provided most of the food, but naturally, the white settlers took credit.”

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While the creator admitted that the statement about white settlers was a low blow, they maintained that the whitewashing of history is common in movies, TV, and history books, asserting that the Native Americans brought much of the food to the first Thanksgiving dinner, but that “isn’t what we hear about.”

“Only by selling Squanto into slavery twice and forcing him to learn English were the Pilgrims able to survive,” another feather claims. “Otherwise, they’d have most likely all died…

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