[Marxism] The Thanksgiving myth as reinforcement of white dominance

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 07:12:13 MST 2019

Most Americans assume that the Thanksgiving holiday has always been
associated with the Pilgrims, Indians, and their famous feast. Yet that
connection is barely 150 years old and is the result of white Protestant
New Englanders asserting their cultural authority over an increasingly
diverse country. Since then, the Thanksgiving myth has served to reinforce
white Christian dominance in the United States. It is well past time to
dispense with the myth and its white nationalist connotations.


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