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Video: College students say Thanksgiving is ‘racist,’ give hilarious excuses to support narrative
Students at the University of Oregon attempt to explain why Thanksgiving is a "racist" concept, and their responses are hilarious. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Video: College students say Thanksgiving is ‘racist,’ give hilarious excuses to support narrative

Campus Reform correspondent Josiah Tejada visited the University of Oregon campus to interview students ahead of the university hosting a Thanksgiving-centric event titled,  "Thanks But No Thanks-giving."

The event, according to the outlet, "labeled the holiday as a 'celebration' of 'ongoing genocide,'" and aimed to make its attendees more "culturally aware."

Tejada asked students their opinions on Thanksgiving, and whether they believe the holiday to be racist, or a celebration of genocide.

Here are some of the more interesting responses

  • "Honestly, like, I'm not super educated on the topic, but I just know that it has to do with the way the settlers kind of treated the Natives who lived here."
  • "There's definitely a racist history to Thanksgiving, and that should probably, definitely be addressed more in education."
  • "[Thanksgiving is] racist [because] we're celebrating taking away land from Natives. It's pretty racist."
  • "The whole concept with, like, taking land and assigning a value to it through cost is, like, it was different through European cultures."
  • "It doesn't have to not be celebrated, but if we can change it to instead of feeding ourselves, maybe feeding the natives or donating to natives. Do we really need a giant feast every year?"

Anything else?

All was not a total loss, however: Several of the respondents admitted that they didn't believe the holiday is a racist one, and some copped to simply appreciating the holiday because they have the freedoms to enjoy sharing a good, home-cooked meal with their families.

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