White Americans Giving Thanks

Many Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow. The holiday requires people to shift their focus from constantly trying to acquire more things to being thankful for what they have. (Never fear, the culturally-mandated consumption resumes and goes into overdrive on Friday.)

Some white Americans even make an effort to remember how hard things were for the Pilgrims who arrived here wholly unprepared for life in North America. People then eat an enormous meal and fall asleep in front of a football game on tv.

My request is this: would each of you please, at least once tomorrow think: “I sure am thankful I wasn’t on the receiving end of genocide”?

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7 responses to “White Americans Giving Thanks

  1. Renegade Evolution

    Good advice.

  2. We do not have Thanksgiving, but I will!

  3. Done
    x

  4. Tried to explain the same thing to the people who invited me to Yanksgiving.

  5. Thanks for saying this, SE.

  6. SaveDarfur.org placed a PSA during the broadcast of the Macy’s parade yesterday with just this goal in mind. Some folks didn’t take to kindly to it though. See blogher.com for more.

  7. Everyday I am thankful I have never been on the receiving end of genocide. I wish all could be so lucky.

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