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Indigenous Peoples' Day?

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What the Hell? They need to put down the pipe in Colorado. They have taken the PC crap too far this time...

Legislation would replace Columbus Day state holiday in Colorado

Columbus Day, a state holiday in Colorado, could soon be history. State Rep. Joe Salazar, a Democrat from Thornton, is offering legislation to change the name of the holiday to Indigenous Peoples' Day.

In October Denver became the ninth city to make Oct. 12, the day explorer Christopher Columbus landed in the New World in 1492, to Indigenous Peoples' Day, instead.

Salazar said recognizing Columbus Day glosses over a tragic chapter of human history.

"The atrocities that Columbus engaged in against indigenous peoples was followed up by European nations' heinous conquest of the Americas," he said.

"That kind of ruthlessness, genocide and inhumanity leaves a mark on the world, even to this day. Replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day is a small part in restoring just a little bit of our humanity and honoring people who still exist today despite all attempts to wipe them off the planet."

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http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29410036/legislation-would-replace-columbus-day-state-holiday-colorado

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