Twitter Slams Columbus Day In Favor Of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"","displayType":"twitter"},{"elements":[{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"The night is still young. There’s still plenty of time for Twitter to continue its holiday wars. In attempts to rectify the problem, some areas chose to rename the holiday. Los Angeles recently redubbed Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in order to commemorate Native Americans as opposed to the controversial explorer. According to AOL, Minnesota, Alaska and Vermont celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day over Columbus Day. Some big cities that also renamed the holiday are Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver, Phoenix and Austin, Texas. South Dakota simply celebrates Native American Day on September 22.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Rather than focus on pointing fingers, many Indigenous people and their supporters are rallying together to keep the culture alive. The photos users post on twitter are absolutely beautiful and moving.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"","displayType":"twitter"},{"elements":[{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"This is a proper way to pay respects to the Native Americans of the past and the present. While it’s important to stay aware of the horrors of the past, it is also important to keep a dying culture alive; especially if that culture comes from America’s roots.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"},{"text":"Indigenous Peoples' Day 2017: Meaning, History & Details","level":3,"displayType":"header"}]}]; var articleType = 'ARTICLE'; var favoriteImage = ''; var articleDescription = 'I love holidays, especially if it means a day off from work or school. However, some holidays don’t deserve all the fanfare and celebration. Columbus Day is one of them. I still remember sitting in a classroom in a child singing that old Christopher Columbus tune of “how he sailed the ocean blue.” I even remember how the textbooks hailed him as a hero and adventurer. The reality of history is much, much darker.'; var slide_index = parseInt(0); var slide_json = createSlides(slides, articleType, favoriteImage); var initial_slide = slide_index; var initial_url = location.pathname +; var base_url = '/2017/10/09/columbus-day-memes-best-jokes-photos-reactions/'; var next_gallery = '/2014/11/18/ugly-christmas-sweaters-photos-xmas-gifts/'; var first_load = true; var has_scrolled = false; var title = "Twitter Slams Columbus Day In Favor Of Indigenous Peoples’ Day"; var path = base_url