Non-religious people can exchange gifts and hide eggs for their kids. Indians and non-Indians can eat turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes.
Long story short, it's no big deal. Anyone lobbying to eliminate holidays for reasons as petty as what was mentioned earlier in this thread is so full of angst that they're better off eating a bullet and ending their misery. Either that or just go postal already. End result is the same.
I think we ought to update our narrative of Thanksgiving and acknowledge the less savory parts of our history. But what's wrong with the 4th of July?
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I celebrate every day. True, some are better than others, but I'm happy to experience them. Play around with all the holidays you want. Just leave Groundhog Day alone.
I cannot personally think of a single legitimate reason to cancel either holiday. Celebrating Independence Day could only (with a severe stretch) offend the Brits, since we're celebrating our independence from them... but I don't know of a single Brit who is offended by our 4th of July celebrations. As for Thanksgiving glorifying the killing of Native Americans, WTF??? Doesn't it celebrate a meal shared with colonists and Native Americans together?
Please spare me the tale about it really being when the colonists slaughtered an Indian village to steal all their food. That's speculative rubbish. Even if our current story of the first Thanksgiving is a myth... no eye witnesses at this point... it's a "myth" of coming together, not tearing apart.
But to answer your question, if you asked most minorities, at least blacks would have a conniption fit at the suggestion of ending Thanksgiving and the 4th of July and would continue to celebrate them anyway.
BONUS: Most blacks think Kwanza is a joke. We all need friends of different races.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011