Grey's Anatomy: 'Thanksgiving Isn’t Really a Holiday We Should Celebrate'

Grey's Anatomy: 'Thanksgiving Isn’t Really a Holiday We Should Celebrate'


ABC’s long-running primetime soap opera Grey’s Anatomy threw in a quick jab at Thanksgiving in its latest episode, calling the holiday illegitimate, because colonialism.

In a moment first noticed by Newsbusters, lead character Meredith Grey receives a reductionistic history lesson from her adopted daughter Zola, in the vein of Howard Zinn or Nikole Hannah-Jones.

“Thanksgiving isn’t really a holiday we should celebrate,” the tween character says, with all the subtlety of a G.I. Joe PSA. There’s no actual evidence Native Americans were even invited to a feast. I think they cared more about being colonized and having their land stolen than mashed potatoes.”

Unfortunately for Grey’s writers, there is much more to the history of Thanksgiving than tales of Pilgrims and Native Americans sharing a

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