It’s been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis has decided to change from celebrating Columbus Day to observing Indigenous People’s Day instead.
Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it, including Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and South Dakota.
On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to approve the proposal to rename the day Indigenous People’s Day, an alternative day that has been around for a few decades now.
The designation would be observed on all city communications. It goes into effect this year.
“This has been a long time coming and people are going to feel really good about how we’re moving forward and advancing a racial equity agenda that really elevates the voice and contributions of American Indian people,” said council member Alondra Cano, the author of the resolution.
You’re asking me… what a group of people can do as if I have the power?
I got a few suggestions.
Vote on an provision to take down SuperPACs and remove funding.
While you’re at it, stop redrawing the maps so you can squeeze more people from one party into another.
While you’re at it, draft a bill to build a force that will become “Internal Affairs” but the twist is, with people who can’t be brought with influence by the cops… matter of fact, they can’t be cops.
At the same time, I want you to change Columbus Day to “Indigenous Day” to obverse the deaths of Native Americans.
While you’re at it, I want reforms in the Prison Complexes. We need to figure out who’s in the prisons for trumped up charges.
We need a better education system. Fix that.
That’s what y'all can do today. *phone call* Hold on.
*puts down phone* I just been informed I took this question too seriously.
If this is in response to #BlackOutDay…
Er… do whatever you want. Just don’t tag anything #BlackOutDay, #BlackOut, #TheBlackOut, #BlackFriday, #BlackSelfieDay…
… or #WHITEOUT or #WHITEOUTDAY!
The last two tags are a mockery and if you partake in one of those tags, I heard tomorrow’s day motto is “bring ya ass here, White boy!” and we’ll proceed to drag y'all until you cancel your Tumblr accounts… or apologize.
And some of you rather delete your Tumblr accounts than to apologize and learn your lessons.