Elementary School Cancels Yearly Thanksgiving Play After Getting This Many Complaints from Liberals

A Wisconsin elementary school decided to cancel its yearly “First Thanksgiving Day” play that the first graders of the school perform every year.

At first glance, you’d think that the politically correct culture got the best of them and forced them to cancel the play because so many people are “offended” by our nation’s history. But that’s not at all the case.

The reason that the school canceled the play was because they were afraid of being labeled as racist. Here’s the kicker…they never received a single complaint about the play.

The elementary school issued an email saying:

“Unfortunately, the children are unable to dress as a Pilgrim or Native American.”

“We apologize if you already purchased or made your child’s costume. There have been some conversations and concerns about the accuracy of the first Thanksgiving story. Out of respect for Native Americans, and the sensitivity of this time in our history, we are not going to reenact the first Thanksgiving story.”

“Please disregard the practice paper your child has been busy reading over the last few days. We still plan to have a Thanksgiving program where the children will perform a play, sing some songs, and share a big book with you. Again, we are sorry for the change of plans and hope that you understand.”

How does history become offensive? You may not agree with something that happened. There were indeed terrible things that happened in the past, but that doesn’t make it offensive.

One of the big problems is that people no longer know what happened in their history. There are people nowadays who think that the story of Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and Native Americans didn’t happen and that there was a mass genocide by the Pilgrims. But that’s not the case at all.

I’ve experienced this first hand because I have to explain this to my wife every year because she never remembers the actual events that transpired.

And if someone gets their feelings hurt from a Thanksgiving play, no what? That’s not a valid reason to not do the play. If all the parents decided that they didn’t want their children being a part of the play, that’s a different story and probably worth canceling at that point. But since they were signed up to be in the play, they’re obviously not offended by it.

Watch the video down below, I think it will help you get a better understanding of what actually happened at the first Thanksgiving. It doesn’t give the full details on what occurred in the Massachusetts Bay Colony between the two opposing tribes, but it’s at least a good idea.