BARBADOS (Naked Departure) — Naked, when will the Ministry of Pedophiles/Education in Barbados remove the Christopher Columbus lies from the school’s curriculum and stop lying to generation after generation of black children? Anonymous (Barbados still teaches children that Christopher Columbus was a discoverer?)
The state of Vermont and the cities of Denver and Phoenix have joined a growing roster of locales observing Indigenous People’s Day on the second Monday in October (as in, today) instead of one named for the Italian explorer who famously sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and is erroneously credited with “discovering” the Americas. Yeah, you Christopher Columbus.
The idea to re-imagine the day to celebrate Native Americans and indigenous heritage has been around for nearly 40 years ago, first proposed by a delegation of Native Nations to the International Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations in the Americas in 1977. Since then it has gotten traction. Big cities like Berkeley, Seattle, Minneapolis and Albuquerque and smaller communities have embraced the idea.
Leo Killsback, a citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Nation and assistant professor of American Indian Studies at Arizona State University, told CNN that the change “represents a shift in consciousness” and that “indigenous peoples and their voices are important in today’s conversations.” It also marks getting history right — and not whitewashing it. (Source: NYDailyNews)