Skip to comments.Columbus Day renamed 'Indigenous Peoples Day' in Minneapolis
Posted on 04/30/2014 6:32:34 PM PDT by 11th_VA
Christopher Columbus might have sailed the ocean blue in 1492, but he will no longer have a holiday in his name in Minneapolis. "The Minneapolis City Council voted to, as some would say, set the record straight.
Their unanimous vote renames Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day." A Minneapolis state representative says the new name is an effort to honor Native American culture.
"This would be a day to celebrate our survival as a culturally distinct people despite 500 years of disease, warfare, massacre, displacement and forced assimilation." This change got a lot of people fired up on social media, though.
One Facebook user wrote: "No, Minneapolis. It's still Columbus day and I will now celebrate it just out of spite."...
"Minneapolis is not the only city to make a move like this. Berkeley did it in the early '90s, and other cities have done it as well. Four states do not recognize Columbus Day, including South Dakota." Supporters hope Minnesota will join Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon and South Dakota in not recognizing Columbus Day.
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Is this from The Onion?
When I read things like ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ I heave that little chunky piece of vomit that gets stuck in my throat. I think it’s called progressive.
ughhhhh - no, its real ...
Kind of grabs you, doesn't it?
There aren’t a lot of Italians in Minneapolis, I guess.
How how do you celebrate Indigenous People? What did they accomplish?
We are so close to bolting from this state.... *groan*
This isn’t the nail in the coffin, because it’s only Minneapolis.
Yeah - you betcha !
Meanwhile, back at the ranch. The cattle rustling, Hopalong Harry Reid is out there attacking the Redskins. “Progressive” my eye! We’ve gone back to the 1800s.
If all these guilt-ridden white leftists in Minnesota really wanted to do something meaningful, they’d just go back to the European nations their ancestors came from.
But like all leftists, they don’t want to do anything really meaningful when hypocritical and meaningless gestures make them feel so good.
That is rich !!! LOL !!!
Political correctness runs amok once again. It is getting hard to recognize the USA.
Won’t this celebration of native born citizens be seen as ‘anti immigrant?’
Don't sell yourselves short. You also survived for thousands of years with the bow and drill as the pinnacle of your technological developments.
Heh heh heh. That’s the varmint. Yosemite Sam’s evil twin.
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