This is political correctness on steroids. What’s this town is doing to ban this holiday is just over the top. Do you think that the holiday should stay? Or should they change it to avoid offending anyone?
In 2016, there was a push for Amherst, MA to change ‘Columbus Day’ to ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’.
And do you know who it was that led the charge?
A bunch of 8th Graders.
AMHERST — Middle school teacher Matthew Venditti has taught a unit known as an “inquiry segment” on Christopher Columbus before, but this school year marked the first time his eighth-grade students wanted to do more than learn and debate.
The 18 Amherst Regional Middle School students in Venditti’s class want the town to stop recognizing Columbus Day and instead recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day — a holiday with roots in Berkely, California that honors Native American history and culture.
With the help of residents, the students have filed a petition asking Town Meeting this spring to pass a resolution stating that, in Amherst, the second Monday of October will commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day “in recognition of the indigenous people of America’s position as native to these lands, and the suffering they faced following European conquest of their lands.”
“This is the first group who had the organization skills, the communication skills… to make change and reach (out) to the community. It’s really impressive,” Venditti said of his students.
Read more: Mass Live
The teens were successful.
The motion was passed by a majority vote. A push to recognize Columbus at all was rejected.
“Celebrating Columbus, we’re celebrating genocide,” Amherst Middle School student Aarti Lamberg told the meeting.
The resolution asked that, in Amherst, the second Monday of October will commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day “in recognition of the indigenous people of America’s position as native to these lands, and the suffering they faced following European conquest of their lands.”
Town Meeting member Robert Biaggi asked to amend the resolution to keep Columbus Day on the second Monday and Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the third Monday of October. “Columbus was a person of his time.” Biaggi said. That motion was voted down.
Source: Mass Live
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