Florida State University RA Defends Thanksgiving Display that Criticized Pilgrims

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From Campus Reform:

Campus Reform initially reported on the display’s hostility towards the Pilgrims, promoting “facts” such as “Native Americans provided most of the food but naturally the white settlers took credit” and “the majority of pilgrims couldn’t farm or build anything.”

Now, the board has been updated with a “disclaimer” to ensure students that the board was “meant to offend no one,” noting that the resident assistant who created the board did “not mean to imply for you not to celebrate the holiday” but simply wanted students to be “aware of the issues facing indigenous peoples.”