Thanksgiving

Field Tripping: Thanksgiving

Field Tripping: Thanksgiving

Wow, November was a rough month, and sticking Thanksgiving at the end of it sure didn't help things. I'm all for a day set aside for gratitude—I've got a lot of it for so many things in my life—but Thanksgiving's so wrapped up in ugly histories, it's hard for me to get really pumped for it. At this point I hope we all know that the story of the Happy Indians coming to help the Grateful Pilgrims is a total myth, but the part where the country gathers around television sets to watch the Dallas Cowboys play the Washington Racist Epithets suggests to me that no matter what we think we know, the mass of us is still willing to continue playing into all that bullshit. I love the...

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