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Indigenous Peoples’ Day to replace Christopher
Columbus Day at Chicago Public Schools

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Posted By: AltaD, 2/27/2020 6:00:16 PM

Chicago Public Schools will no longer observe Columbus Day. The Board of Education voted to change the name to Indigenous Peoples’ Day as other cities and school districts have done. The board’s vote on the issue was 5-2. The school holiday will be on Oct. 12 this year. CPS is working to develop new curriculum to more accurately tell the history of Native American cultures. The holiday has been controversial because the day has been used to commemorate Italian explorer Christopher Columbus who claimed to have discovered America in 1492. The area was already populated by indigenous people and some have argued that Columbus’ actions led to their genocide.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross 2/27/2020 6:08:22 PM (No. 331536)
Should name it Indignant People's Day
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDConservative 2/27/2020 6:12:09 PM (No. 331538)
The local controlling authority has spoken.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: marbles 2/27/2020 6:13:49 PM (No. 331539)
No one talks much about it but the Indians ( yes I said that ) were not very bright. Some did a bit of farming, most were nomadic hunters. While the Renaissance was well under way in Europe, the Indians still had not come up with the wheel. And thousands of years before that the Egyptians had the wheel. The Indians never had a chance of survival after North America was found by and explorer. They couldn't compete.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: voxpopuli 2/27/2020 6:16:20 PM (No. 331542)
well.. if i lived in that cesspool, that's be ANOTHER day my kids would stay home..
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Reply 5 - Posted by: SamNJ 2/27/2020 6:16:39 PM (No. 331543)
They were still dragging their stuff around on horse drawn sleds while other cultures were using wheels.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird 2/27/2020 6:20:41 PM (No. 331548)
The problem is that the “indigenous peoples” had done nothing with this great land. The Europeans brought centuries of civilization…
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Reply 7 - Posted by: coobr03 2/27/2020 6:22:05 PM (No. 331550)
Fine, cancel the holiday and keep the semi-literate CPS students in school that day, they need it.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JL80863 2/27/2020 6:26:37 PM (No. 331552)
Lizzie Warren discovered America?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: nwcudagal 2/27/2020 6:27:32 PM (No. 331553)
Reminds me of a Soprano series episode. Just do away with it all together. Why are they allowed to rewrite history.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: or gate 2/27/2020 6:51:11 PM (No. 331565)
More trashing our history.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: JediJerry 2/27/2020 7:15:06 PM (No. 331586)
How about changing it to Dumbass Fools Day.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: anniebc 2/27/2020 7:21:51 PM (No. 331593)
It should be renamed Dump Public Schools Day.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Geoman 2/27/2020 7:31:26 PM (No. 331603)
There's no need to bash American Indians for the sins of urban democrats, most of whom can trace their lineage back to Europe.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Heraclitus 2/27/2020 7:43:16 PM (No. 331613)
Good question, OP. Besides, the so-called "indigenous people" aren't indigenous. They, too, emigrated to the Americas probably from east AND west. Regardless of that, what the Europeans found were many tribes, some of which were truly savage, even more savage than the other savage ones, having developed the skill at being able to torture captives for days until they had sated their thirst for brutality. They did it to each other. The peaceful tribes were frightened of these other groups. T hey enslaved each other. Women were chattel. When the horse was re-introduced to North America, the Indians quickly put it to use as a war vehicle against fellow natives as well as the Europeans. They became superb horsemen. No-one would claim that people from anywhere else in the world were (or are) paragons of goodness and self-restraint. Human history is "red in tooth and claw". At this point, it doesn't matter. OP's question is what matters. If they do not love this country, swear allegiance to the Flag of our land, if candidates can not honestly take the Oath of Office, they must leave, now. The original European settlers were escaping places where they were being persecuted severely, some were merchants, to be sure, thinking they had reached the Orient. They've got to go away, go where they think they'll be able to pursue happiness since they can't do it here. But on the way out the door, they must leave their passports, we'll let them feed their own citizenship documents into the shredder. Persona non grata. scram
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ming 2/27/2020 7:44:55 PM (No. 331615)
I didn't know there were that many indigenous people living in Chicago, and I lived there for 17 years. Will wonders never cease?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: chance_232 2/27/2020 8:04:11 PM (No. 331619)
How about this...… Columbus didn't actually discover America. That distinction goes to either Leif Ericson or Amerigo Vespucci. These guys discovered the new world for Europe. It wasn't exactly lost and or uninhabited, as there were several thriving civilizations at the time. Now...….if ya'll want to give him props for the voyage, I'm in.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver 2/27/2020 8:10:41 PM (No. 331620)
When I was in grade school we dressed up special for Columbus day. Some in Indian costume some in seafaring costume, and had a big celebration about the discovery of America. It really was a lot of fun. We can't have that anymore, now can we.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: msjena 2/27/2020 8:31:38 PM (No. 331626)
Is school in session on that day?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Goose 2/27/2020 8:32:04 PM (No. 331627)
I'm sure the new curriculum about the native American culture will include the torture, cannibalism, slavery, and near constant warfare between the various tribes in which the strongest tribes drove the weaker from their hunting grounds.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: chumley 2/27/2020 8:59:34 PM (No. 331637)
Take out a few letters and you have Injens. Spelling is wrong, but the sentiment is good.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: hershey 2/27/2020 9:10:22 PM (No. 331641)
Screw them...it will always be Christmas, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Easter to me....
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Boomerdeplorable 2/27/2020 9:48:41 PM (No. 331661)
Taking our grand daughters to tour the replicas of the Nina and Pinta in Biloxi, MS this weekend. Teaching them about real heroes.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 2/27/2020 10:27:28 PM (No. 331682)
A failed, stone age society without metal working, the wheel or a written language. They were at least 5000 years behind Europe, likely more.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: PChristopher 2/28/2020 2:28:34 AM (No. 331764)
Since the Indians came to this country via a land bridge from Siberia, they don't much qualify as natives, so just who exactly ARE all of these indigenous people?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Trigger2 2/28/2020 3:48:22 AM (No. 331786)
What's next for revisionist history public schools? Are they going to celebrate Lenin Day? Stalin Day? Pol Pot Day? Get your kid out of public schools before they're all dumber than a fence post.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Faithfully 3/16/2020 9:39:11 AM (No. 347882)
One could argue that they did not need the wheel or even need to strive. Unlike Europeans and Africans, the Native North Americans were living in paradise. Clean water teaming with life. Forests and plains alive with wildlife. They were self sufficient. Instead of cancelling Columbus Day, why not add N.A.Day?
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