District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) despatched an e mail to households of scholars telling them to “decolonize” their Thanksgiving.
The e-mail, despatched by Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee, added that Thanksgiving may be “difficult for many.”
“Thanksgiving is a day that can be difficult for many to celebrate as we reflect on the history of the holiday and the horrors inflicted on our indigenous populations. If you celebrate, our Equity team has shared resources for how you can consider decolonizing your Thanksgiving,” the e-mail, which can be posted to their website, stated.
The e-mail prompt that “if you host a Thanksgiving meal, consider doing a land acknowledgement.”
In addition they prompt articles and books, together with some for youngsters, on learn how to “decolonize” your dinner.
After all, the e-mail additionally pushed vaccine booster pictures.
“During your holiday celebration, I encourage you and your families to stay safe and follow the Stronger & Safer Together Pledge. All eligible members of our community are also encouraged to receive their COVID-19 booster shot,” the e-mail continued. “Find your vaccine card or access your vaccine record by visiting myir.dc.gov, call your healthcare provider to discuss your options for a booster, or visit vaccines.gov to find a location near you. Together, we can help keep our community safe by getting vaccinated, limiting our travel, and avoiding high risk environments.”