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Thanksgiving Has Been Labeled As ‘Racist’ And Even Unsafe — But We Need It, And History Shows Why

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Bradley Devlin General Assignment & Analysis Reporter
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The Thanksgiving holiday has been labeled racist by progressives and unnecessary, even dangerous, by public health officials. But the history of Thanksgiving shows that during pivotal junctures in American history, our nation’s leaders and people have turned to the holiday for unity and reassurance.

Thanksgiving has been a source of unity for Americans during turbulent times in our nation’s history. Considering the holiday’s history, maybe having smart, safe Thanksgiving celebrations can provide the steadfastness and solidarity needed amid the problems the U.S. is facing — whether it’s the coronavirus pandemic or the results of the 2020 election.