DC Public Schools Urges Parents to Discuss How to Decolonize Thanksgiving
The head of the public school system in Washington, D.C. sent an email to parents urging them to use the Thanksgiving to start a conversation on how to decolonize the holiday.
“Thanksgiving is a day that can be difficult for many to celebrate as we reflect on the history of the holiday and the horrors inflicted on our indigenous populations,” Chancellor Lewis Ferebee wrote to families. “If you celebrate, our Equity team has shared resources for how you can consider decolonizing your Thanksgiving.”
The chancellor linked to a number of articles that condemned Thanksgiving and the notion that America is “a European-descendant, Christian country above all.”
“For many Native Americans, however, Thanksgiving is a national day of mourning over the genocide that took place throughout America,” one author noted.
The chancellor also recommended hosting something called a land acknowledgement.
“It is important to understand the longstanding history that has brought you to reside on the land, and to seek to understand your place within that history. Land acknowledgements do not exist in a past tense, or historical context: colonialism is a current ongoing process, and we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation,” read a statement from Northwestern University.
Understand that our public schools are filled with educators who hate our nation. I wrote about this in my book, “Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation.” Click here to read.
And these radical educators are intent on ensuring that your child hates our nation as well. Pay attention, America.