Redskins’ Thanksgiving Day Tweet Shows Just How Offensive the Name Is

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All the Washington Redskins had to tweet to be offensive on Thanksgiving was a message of “Happy Thanksgiving” with their name attached to it. Now that’s an offensive team mascot!

The team tweeted the above picture on Thursday, with the caption “From our family to yours, have a very safe and Happy #Thanksgiving. #HappyThanksgiving #HTTR.”

The irony is pretty cutting, given that the events that Thanksgiving purports to commemorate were prelude to a continent-wide genocide of Native American peoples perpetrated by European colonists.

The tweet drew much criticism, and of course, many mocking replies.

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