Abolish "Columbus Day" in Philly!
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Last week, L.A's City Council voted 14-1 to abolish Columbus Day in their city. However, Philadelphia remains to stand in it's old ways to celebrate and acknowledge tyranny, colonialism, false histories, and racism. It leaves us asking the question, "why is this still a thing?" As Philadelphians, we are sick and tired of whitewashed histories and we stand in solidarity with Indigenous communities, communities of color, and the LGBTQ community - because WE are what make Philadelphia the city that it is. Abolishing Columbus Day should not be up for debate. Our children should be taught to embrace and appreciate diversity, not celebrate the displacing of it. "Columbus Day" divides us, triggers us, and encourages hatred in our beloved city.
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