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Should Columbus Day be Renamed to Indigenous People’s Day?

On October 12, People all over the United States and in some other countries will celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus arriving in the New World in 1492. The holiday marks the explorer’s momentous “discovery” of North America, and is particularly held dear by Americans who share his Italian heritage.

However, many angry protests have been held on Columbus Day, demanding that the holiday be renamed “Indigenous People’s Day”. They say that the name change recognizes the pain and strife caused to Aboriginal people of North American as a result of European colonization after Columbus arrived.

What do you think? Does the name Columbus Day offend you?

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