13 October 2014

Abolish Columbus Day; Celebrate Indigenous People's Day

Happy Indigenous People's Day!

As an Italian-American who is closely tied to my ancestry and cultural heritage, I find it appalling that many Italian-Americans chose to exalt this tyrannical, genocidal psychopath. Not much has changed in over 500 years if we still excuse or condone the actions of Columbus and continue to whitewash the numerous genocidal events that encompass the history of the U.S. I hope that we may continue to supplant this horrid day (not to mention the upcoming Thanksgiving) with holidays that reflect those who should be honored and holidays that reflect the truth.

For inspiration, here is a story from Seattle's decision to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day. It's LONG, LONG overdue:

Native Americans cheer city’s new Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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