Another Symbol of White Supremacy Goes Down in Los Angeles

The nation's second largest city voted today to dump Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples' Day, a reminder of the land we are on and the people we owe an incredible debt to for now sharing this land with us. Columbus shouldn't make people particularly proud, despite the calls by some Italians that this is their heritage and... Sound familiar? Because it is. There are many aspects to culture and heritage that don't rely on upholding symbols of destruction and genocide. And that Italians have centuries of other contributions to both American society and to global heritage means that fighting by some to maintain Columbus Day is just fighting to maintain an attachment to a harmful, hurtful symbol to all Indigenous people who first called the continent home. With so many options, why fight that one? With a people hurt for centuries and only asking for a symbol to create awareness, why fight them on it? We know why, and we saw it one August weekend in Charlottesville, VA back in the summer of 2017...

More: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-indigenous-peoples-day-20170829-story.html