Should we continue to observe Columbus Day?

Editorial: Statues Of Limitations

It's not about Christopher Columbus, though we do celebrate him, but it's about our Italian heritage.

King said that when the Knights of Columbus was formed in the 1882, it was named after Columbus because he was an important Catholic figure in American history in a time with Catholics were facing discrimination.

To try to take it away, I m sorry, but they re climbing up the wrong tree, George Iannuzzo, co-founder and past president of the Tewksbury Sons of Italy, said of calls to replace Columbus Day.

At a time when some communities were dropping "Columbus" from the October holiday in favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, Cuomo, an Italian-American, suggested Italian-American heritage can be honored as well as Native Americans.

Guy Jones, president of the Miami Valley for Native Americans, told the Cincinnati Enquirer that because of the defeat, Native Americans again are left out.

Several states, including Texas and California, do not recognize Columbus Day as a paid holiday for its government employees.

So we need to at least have the conversation, and for children who are home from school for the "holiday", we should encourage families to talk honestly about what the history of Native peoples has looked like in the United States. He stated that Christopher Columbus was a courageous man of faith and helped jump-start the explorations that led to the founding of the United States.


If you had to show up to work on Columbus Day on Monday and are wondering why others didn't, the first distinction is that you're probably not a federal or bank employee, and they are.

Green said she wants students to realize Native Americans have a long history on this land and they are still here.

Minnesota, Alaska, and Vermont all celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day.

For instance, Cambridge a year ago passed a resolution declaring Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October. "Columbus Day is a day that we've chosen to celebrate who we are". "We do this because our history book erase such history".

Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed a special commission to review all statues on city property that may be offensive, including the statue of Columbus in Columbus Circle. It is seen by Hispanics as a celebration of their culture, because of to the links between Columbus and the royal court of Spain and the subsequent Spanish colonization of much of South and Central America.

Columbus' first voyage to the Americas is also celebrated in Spain, Italy and many Latin American nations.

The Marist Poll conducted the survey of 1,224 adults September 11-13.

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