The big picture rt with thom hartmann's video titled happy indigenous people's daythe truth on columbus day explains the real christopher columbus and why the united states of america should. A member of washington, dc’s city council proposed a bill to replace columbus day with indigenous peoples day, and new york city mayor bill de blasio created a commission to assess the value. Columbus day celebrates the anniversary of which christopher columbus landed in the americas but could this really be thought of as a celebration i believe we should abolish the tradition as a.
Abolish columbusday uploaded and posted 2 years ago one of the main reasons many people want to abolish columbus day is that there are lots of historical inaccuracies of christopher columbus's. Columbus day: celebration and controversy oct 12, 2009 columbus day is observed on the second monday in october every year to honor the anniversary of the 'discovery' of america on october 12, 1492. Columbus day is the only holiday america now observes which celebrates a white man we used to have washington's birthday and lincoln's birthday, but both were abolished and combined into presidents' day, to make a holiday for that minority aggitator, martin l king. In march, the newstead town council in erie county, new york voted to replace columbus day with indigenous peoples’ day after being petitioned by their local high school lacrosse team, the arkon tigers.
Several city councils across the country are voting to abolish columbus day — and celebrate the holiday as indigenous people's day officials in portland, ore, on wednesday became the most. The los angeles city council voted wednesday to eliminate columbus day from the city calendar, siding with activists who view the explorer as a symbol of genocide for native peoples in north. As most of us know -- there is no reason on the planet for the united states to observe at least two of its holidays -- columbus day and thanksgiving. Time to abolish columbus day which have scrapped columbus day in favor of indigenous peoples day—a day to commemorate the resistance and resilience of indigenous peoples throughout the.
On columbus day, some cities and schools are honoring the people he encountered in the new world and their descendents on columbus day, some cities and schools are honoring the people he. South dakota has celebrated native american day instead of columbus day since 1990 in 2014, seattle and minneapolis became the first major american cities whose city councils voted to approve a measure recognizing indigenous people’s day. Columbus day should be abolished celebrating for a man who murdered thousands of native indians who lived there, greedy for gold he cut off indain's hands who didn't bring enough gold.
Why efforts to abolish columbus day are wrong dressed as christopher columbus, gaetano indomenco participates in hartford's columbus day parade, a staple in the capital city for many decades. Columbus day is not merely a celebration of columbus the man it is the celebration of a racist legal and political legacy – embedded in official legal and political pronouncements of the us. To say that christopher columbus is a controversial figure is an understatement since 1937, his legacy has been remembered on the second monday of october with the federal holiday of columbus day. Happy columbus day, for without his foresight, in all likelihood america as we know it would not exist, and might never have been given birth to the enlightened people who inhabit it today.
Time to abolish columbus day by bill bigelow 0 comments from the very beginning, columbus was not on a mission of discovery but of conquest and exploitation it is time to abolish the holiday commemorating his accomplishments (photo: university of wisconsin-madison. The movement to abolish columbus day and to establish in its place indigenous peoples day continues to gather strength, as every month new school districts and colleges take action this campaign. The eminent historian of africa, basil davidson, also assigns responsibility to columbus for initiating the african slave trade to the americas.