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39 Thanksgiving Table Topics To Avoid Unless You WANT To Argue With Your Family

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39 Thanksgiving Table Topics To Avoid Unless You WANT To Argue With Your Family

Ah, Thanksgiving. A classic family structure: idyllic, loving, and - who am I kidding? It's election season! Thanksgiving is a time for eating turkey, watching football, expressing gratitude, and trying to ignore racist comments from your grandfather!

While many people choose to steer clear of controversial subjects in family dinner discussions, others use this time to have a (hopefully) respectful dialogue about relevant current events. The following topics are polarizing issues over which everybody has an opinion!

1. "Fake News"

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2. Cultural appropriation

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3. The differing accounts of what the first Thanksgiving was actually like

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4. Brexit

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5. The ending of 'Game of Thrones'

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6. 2003 Invasion of Iraq

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7. The current impeachment of President Trump

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8. Crunchy vs. creamy peanut butter

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9. If we approve of the newest Bachelor or... like, is he too boring?

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10. Black Lives Matter

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11. Feminism

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12. The ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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13. Sexual orientation

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14. The "Flat Earth Society"

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15. The Kardashian-Jenner family

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16. Vegetarianism/veganism

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17. Healthcare

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18. Whether Queen or The Beatles had a greater cultural impact

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19. #MeToo or #TimesUp

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20. Vaccines

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21. The existence of aliens

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22. Marriage, or, for that matter, divorce

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23. The Big Bang Theory (the sitcom TV show or the scientific concept, honestly)

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24. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy

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25. Marijuana

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26. That one viral photo of Ellen Degeneres hanging out with President George W. Bush at a football game

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFfnd0gUPic

27. Guns

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28. The Catholic Church

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29. Genetic engineering

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30. Breitbart

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31. Environmental actions

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32. Evangelism

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33. Handling of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans

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34. If TikTok is the new Vine

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35. Sigmund Freud

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36. ADHD in children

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37. Immigration

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38. Whether or not "Texas is back"

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(Spoiler: Texas ain't.)

39. SeaWorld

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Happy holidays!

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