Liberals have a long history with hating Columbus Day. For a long time, Christopher Columbus was a national hero. Then liberals decided that he was an evil person who was a murderous, racist sociopath, and Columbus Day had to go. The city of Cincinnati has jumped on this bandwagon, with the goal of getting rid of Columbus Day and replacing it with “Indigenous People’s Day”.
Cincinnati’s Human Rights Commission has been working on replacing Columbus Day for over a year now. Less than 1% of the Cincinnati population is Native American, yet the claim that the “city should begin to be advocates for people who are forebearers of our land.” Jheri Nehri, an indigenous activist, said in an interview with Cincinnati.com that, “I’m not trying to erase history, but we need to celebrate that indigenous people were here before Columbus.” The idea of adding a separate holiday honoring indigenous people apparently never occurred to anyone.
The resolution was introduced to the Cincinnati City Council, and it was passed in committee on Monday. The city council will now make a decision, and it could be as early as Wednesday.
The idea of Indigenous People’s Day was first proposed in 1977 at the United Nations’ International Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations in the Americas. Since then, several communities across the country have adopted the idea. Alaska, Hawaii, and Oregon don’t celebrate Columbus Day at all, while South Dakota has Native American Day instead of Columbus Day.