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America, Children, and Memes: Los Angeles Votes to End Columbus Day and Replace with Indigenous People Day @balleralert Los Angeles Votes to End Columbus Day and Replace with Indigenous People Day-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The votes are in and LosAngeles is officially planning to no longer honor Christopher Columbus’ day as a holiday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The city council voted to no longer celebrate Columbus Day, a tribute to the man who allegedly discovered North America, and instead will pay homage to the people who already lived in America. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The work to rename the holiday began in 2015, when Councilman Mitch O’Farrell proposed the idea, noting that Columbus’ real legacy is one of “extreme violence, enslavement, and brutality.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ O’Farrell, a member of the Wyandotte Nation tribe, also mentioned that Columbus’ legacy was one of “the suffering, destruction of cultures, and subjugation of Los Angeles’ original indigenous people, who were here thousands of years before anyone else.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In school, children are told a story of Columbus setting sail in 1492 in an attempt to prove that the Earth is round. He is also described as the first man of Europe to discover the new world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Despite the teachings, there are many holes in the story, leaving many of us a little skeptical about what Columbus' legacy really was.
America, Children, and Memes: Los Angeles Votes to End Columbus
 Day and Replace with Indigenous
 People Day
 @balleralert
Los Angeles Votes to End Columbus Day and Replace with Indigenous People Day-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The votes are in and LosAngeles is officially planning to no longer honor Christopher Columbus’ day as a holiday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The city council voted to no longer celebrate Columbus Day, a tribute to the man who allegedly discovered North America, and instead will pay homage to the people who already lived in America. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The work to rename the holiday began in 2015, when Councilman Mitch O’Farrell proposed the idea, noting that Columbus’ real legacy is one of “extreme violence, enslavement, and brutality.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ O’Farrell, a member of the Wyandotte Nation tribe, also mentioned that Columbus’ legacy was one of “the suffering, destruction of cultures, and subjugation of Los Angeles’ original indigenous people, who were here thousands of years before anyone else.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In school, children are told a story of Columbus setting sail in 1492 in an attempt to prove that the Earth is round. He is also described as the first man of Europe to discover the new world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Despite the teachings, there are many holes in the story, leaving many of us a little skeptical about what Columbus' legacy really was.

Los Angeles Votes to End Columbus Day and Replace with Indigenous People Day-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The votes are in and LosA...

Martin, Martin Luther King Jr., and Memes: Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Will Join Confederate Statues At Georgia's State Capital @balleralert Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Will Join Confederate Statues At Georgia's State Capital- blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Georgia's Capitol have a plethora of its confederate soldier statues across its grounds. Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader John Brown Gordon and U.S. Sen. Richard Russell, an opponent to the civil rights legislation King wanted, sit as reminders to Georgia's oppressive and racist past (and possible present). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ MartinLutherKingJr. will have a statue in his honor that will sit alongside the very regime he advocated against. Member of Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Representative Calvin Myre stated, "The King statue will inspire and give hope to generations to come." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The unveiling was set before the Charlottesville terrorism, but had since been rescheduled due to the recent moves across states to take down confederate statues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) feels "this will be a symbol that the state of Georgia is in the business of erecting monuments to deserving individuals rather than focusing its attention on taking down monuments of the past."
Martin, Martin Luther King Jr., and Memes: Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Will
 Join Confederate Statues At
 Georgia's State Capital
 @balleralert
Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Will Join Confederate Statues At Georgia's State Capital- blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Georgia's Capitol have a plethora of its confederate soldier statues across its grounds. Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader John Brown Gordon and U.S. Sen. Richard Russell, an opponent to the civil rights legislation King wanted, sit as reminders to Georgia's oppressive and racist past (and possible present). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ MartinLutherKingJr. will have a statue in his honor that will sit alongside the very regime he advocated against. Member of Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Representative Calvin Myre stated, "The King statue will inspire and give hope to generations to come." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The unveiling was set before the Charlottesville terrorism, but had since been rescheduled due to the recent moves across states to take down confederate statues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) feels "this will be a symbol that the state of Georgia is in the business of erecting monuments to deserving individuals rather than focusing its attention on taking down monuments of the past."

Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Will Join Confederate Statues At Georgia's State Capital- blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...