Minneapolis Changes "Columbus Day" To "Indigenous People's Day"


tay
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Itís been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis has decided to change from celebrating Columbus Day to observing Indigenous Peopleís Day instead.

Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it, including Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and South Dakota.

The day has long been a hot button issue over whether it is offensive to the American Indian culture to credit Christopher Columbus with the discovery of America.

On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to approve the proposal to rename the day Indigenous Peopleís Day.

The designation would be observed on all city communications.





Minneapolis Changes "Columbus Day" To "Indigenous People's Day" - Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks
 
taxslave
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Since Columbus was a couple of thousand years late not to mention totally lost celebrating his "discovery" does seem odd.
 
BornRuff
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Meh. Why not?
 
B00Mer
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Columbus Day focuses on the beginning of the Age of Exploration which shaped History as we know it. Whether or not Columbus was good or bad doesn't change the his action of bridging the gap between the New World and the Old. Without Columbus, modern institutions as they are wouldn't exist and Western Civilization would have taken a different turn.



So to those Politically Correct pompas azzholes... Go F*ck Yourselves..
 
Locutus
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ah, the old columbus myth.
 
petros
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Whatever floats your boat...
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Without Columbus, modern institutions as they are wouldn't exist and Western Civilization would have taken a different turn.

Well, no.

It's not like without him Europe would have never found out about North America. Columbus isn't even the first European to land on North America. I don't think the Europeans would have acted much differently if it was anyone else who bumped into North America by accident.

He obviously played a significant role in history, but that role is a lot more nuanced than what became part of the US founding myths. What he started brought a lot of prosperity to some, and a lot of devastation to others, so I can see how people may be conflicted about celebrating him.
 
BaalsTears
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Skraelings Day.
 
Walter
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Revisionists.
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Revisionists.

Or just people interested in the truth?

Do you think the founding myth version is really the be all end all?

Your interpretation of the Canadian Constitution turned out to be wrong, so maybe your version of this is wrong too.
 
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