Skip to comments.San Francisco Supervisors Rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day
Posted on 01/23/2018 8:53:12 PM PST by nickcarraway
San Francisco supervisors Tuesday voted 10-1 to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day despite a last-minute effort to delay the vote in response to objections from some members of the city's Italian-American community.
Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who represents the North Beach neighborhood, where the annual parade on Columbus Day has long since been renamed as the Italian Heritage parade, asked the board to postpone a vote on the resolution after receiving a large number of emails from constituents.
"I would like some time to figure out a path forward that works for our indigenous native peoples as well as for folks of Italian heritage," Peskin said.
However, Supervisor Malia Cohen, who introduced the name change legislation, pushed back against the continuance, saying the legislation had already been discussed in committee. The board ultimately voted 7-4 against the continuance before approving the name change over Peskin's objections.
The vote was greeted with a mix of applause and loud boos from the audience.
Supervisor Norman Yee said he would like to honor both groups.
"I'd like to support something as follow-up legislation to also honor Italian American groups," Yee said.
Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of every October.
Other cities including Berkeley have changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day in recognition of objections by Native American groups to a celebration of European colonization.
It is just sick.
If they really feel that way, they should deed the land back to the Native Americans.
Come on San Francisco. Show us you aren’t just some hack politicians trying to buy votes with your treachery.
Deed San Francisco back to the Native Americans, and resign.
It’s all very simple...
The ancestors of the Indians came from Asia.
They were here first, but they are not “indigenous.”
Shall we all go to San Francisco on Indigenous Peoples’ Day and, well, p!$$ in the streets, the sidewalks, the doorsteps. Seems like I read somewhere this past week that they, like Denver decriminalized some uncivilized behavior, say it is now okay and acceptable in their sanctuary city.
I wish that tsunami would have really been a thing last night. A good toilet flushing for the left coast.
Is he a homosexule? That is all we need to know.
Indigenous? I dont think that word means what they think it means. Descendants of first arrivers, maybe, but not indigenous.
If you follow the science argument business...there’s only been indigenous people in the Americas for 30,000 years. Some would argue 100,000 years.
And I suppose Columbus Avenue will become Indigenous Peoples Avenue?
“In yo face, America!” - SF commie lib politicians.
I’m shocked. Shocked that 1 of the 11 scumbags voted not to change it.
So which continent did the indigenous people discover again?
Gay area. gotta love it.
That no go street in the Mission (where Sears used to be) is still Army Street to me...
This is true.
Let’s just name it “Ancient Alien” day and skip all the drama in between!
There is no such thing as Native Americans. Just an argument over when your distant ancestor got here.
but these are ####ing faggots and they dont give a #### about slapping Americans of Italian descent in the face.
MAybe taking a bat to their heads would wake them up.
But that’s just my opinion.
This poster does not condone violence and is speaking hypothetically.
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