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09/08/2019

I think you shouldent celebrate thanksgiving because you are celebrating the killings of the native americans?

QUESTION
I think you shouldent celebrate thanksgiving because you are celebrating the killings of the native americans?
Why do you think you should celebrate thanksgiving

its for a perrsasive essay on why thanksgiving shouldent be celebrated i need pros and cons

ANSWER
Not just killing of Native Americans–enslavement of Native Americans, shipping them to Europe, and the consequent boom in the African slave trade (because prior to the rape of the New World, Africa’s main export to Europe was gold and silver–and the colinization of America led to decreasing trade with Africa for these commodities, which led to the African slave trade.)

Check out this book called Lies My Teacher Told Me–great little digest of historical information.

That said–I personally don’t celebrate Thanksgiving because I try to be gracious and thankful in general, and attaching those sentiments to THAT particular day seems asinine. Moreover, the “holiday” has become mostly about gluttony anyway, and in a world where people are starving, gorging myself on turkey and craberry sauce kinda loses its appeal.