Campus Reform reports from the University of Oregon:
The University of Oregon marked the lead up to Thanksgiving with an event aimed at “decolonizing” the holiday, which the university labeled as a "celebration" of "ongoing genocide." The event, titled "Thanks But No Thanks-giving," was supported by some students, but others weren't fully on board with the message the event communicated.
To find out what students at the University of Oregon had to say about this topic, Campus Reform Oregon Campus Correspondent Josiah Tejada asked a number of students if Thanksgiving is "racist" or a "celebration" of genocide.
"There's definitely a racist history to Thanksgiving and that should probably definitely be addressed more in education." Tweet This
"There's definitely a racist history to Thanksgiving and that should probably definitely be addressed more in education," one student said. Another student told Campus Reform, "the whole concept with, like, taking land and assigning a value to it through cost is, like, it was different through European cultures."