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In Minneapolis, Columbus Day Becomes Indigenous People’s Day | ColorLines
Today the 13-member Minneapolis City Council unanimously voted to recognize another holiday on the same day as Columbus Day: Indigenous People’s Day.
“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 the resolution’s author, council member Alondra Cano, CBS reported.
The name change came after “many” years of advocacy by Native American activists, the StarTribune reported. Hundreds came out to the city council for this morning’s vote.
The new name will replace Columbus Day on all city communications and will go into effect this year, but won’t officially do away with the name Columbus Day. Rather, Minneapolis will also recognize Indigenous People’s Day on the same date, the StarTribune reported.
Head to the StarTribune website for some great photos of today’s vote.
(Photo Credit: Ron Reiring/Flickr Creative Commons)

america-wakiewakie:

In Minneapolis, Columbus Day Becomes Indigenous People’s Day | ColorLines

Today the 13-member Minneapolis City Council unanimously voted to recognize another holiday on the same day as Columbus Day: Indigenous People’s Day.

“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 the resolution’s author, council member Alondra Cano, CBS reported.

The name change came after “many” years of advocacy by Native American activists, the StarTribune reported. Hundreds came out to the city council for this morning’s vote.

The new name will replace Columbus Day on all city communications and will go into effect this year, but won’t officially do away with the name Columbus Day. Rather, Minneapolis will also recognize Indigenous People’s Day on the same date, the StarTribune reported.

Head to the StarTribune website for some great photos of today’s vote.

(Photo Credit: Ron Reiring/Flickr Creative Commons)

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Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process.

Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter what neighborhood he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.
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Being loved and valued is essential to our well-being. Having been born into a culture which marginalizes human needs — for all but the few who fit its dogmatized narrative of humanity — changes nothing of those needs but the frequency at which they will never be met.

Because our natural needs have been and will continue to be exploited, the oppressed peoples of America… are faced with the impossible dilemma of seeking love and validation from a white supremacist hetero-patriarchal culture while simultaneously aiming to abolish it too.

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The 1st of May is an incredibly important day for the workers’ movement in Sweden

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and has been so for more than a century. Yet, on this almost sacred day, the police have given a group of neo-Nazi the right to protest in the centre of Jönköping, thus stripping everyone else of the right to do the same.

In other words, I live in a country where being a Nazi means getting to protest on the streets of our cities, while others are asked to “stay clear of the city centre, so as to not cause any troubles”.

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Kill the idea that victims reacting to abuse/harassment/bullying/assault with anger makes the situation mutual and puts both parties in the wrong

Kill the idea that the anger of victims is equivalent to harmful behaviour, because abusers try to frame their actions as part of a mutual ‘conflict’ so bystanders will condone their cruelty as a justified response to a hostile situation. Stop letting it slide.