Do you know why the US began celebrating Thanksgiving, what the first one was like, or even where the turkey comes from?
Chances are, what you think about this holiday is all a lie. But don’t worry – with MTV Decoded, Franchesca Ramsey has the truth about Thanksgiving and why we all believe so many myths about it.
She proves a good point about how insulting it is to Indigenous people for us to keep telling these mythical versions of what happened between them and the Pilgrims. And, in usual Chescaleigh style, she’s pretty damn hilarious while she’s at it.
We hope you enjoy this insightful history lesson.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- We Can’t ‘Get Over It’: 4 Ways Understanding Past Wrongs Can Create Better Indigenous Allies
- 5 Socially Accountable Things You Can Do on Thanksgiving
Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey is a graphic designer and video blogger based out of New York City. With over 100k subscribers on her two YouTube channels, Chescaleigh and Chescalocs, she and her videos have been featured on numerous style and entertainment blogs and news publications including MTV, The New York Times, Essence.com, and The BBC. In January 2012, Franchesca had her first viral video “Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls” which accumulated 1.5 million views in 24 hours, 6 million views in a week and over 9 million views to date. Follow her on Twitter @chescaleigh.