Happy Columbus Day…well, not so much…as another major U.S. city drops the recognition in favor of a more PC celebration.
President Benjamin Harrison established a celebration of Columbus Day in 1892, though it wasn’t until 1937 that it became a federal holiday.
Now, for the first time, Seattle and Minneapolis this year will recognize the second Monday in October as “Indigenous People’s Day.”
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The Seattle City Council has officially changed Columbus Day to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” which they say will celebrate the culture and contributions of Native Americans on the same day as the established federal holiday.
A report on cnn.com notes the opposition to the elimination of the Columbus Day celebration in Seattle:
“Italian-Americans are deeply offended,” Lisa Marchese, a lawyer affiliated with the Order Sons of Italy in America, told The Seattle Times.
“By this resolution, you say to all Italian-Americans that the city of Seattle no longer deems your heritage or your community worthy of recognition.”
And on the Fox News’ show “Cashin’ In,” the panel was largely against Seattle’s PC move…except, predictably, for Juan Williams. You can see the lively segment by clicking on the video above.
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