American Thanksgiving: A Pure Glorification of Racist Barbarity
“The Thanksgiving story is an absolution of the Pilgrims, whose
brutal quest for absolute power in the New World is made to seem both
religiously motivated and eminently human…. The Mayflower’s cultural
heirs are programmed to find glory in their own depravity, and savagery
in their most helpless victims, who can only redeem themselves by
accepting the inherent goodness of white Americans.”
This article was originally published on November 27, 2003, when Glen Ford was co-publisher of The Black Commentator.