I see no problem with getting rid of Columbus Day.
I do have a problem with replacing it with something else.
So I can't vote in the poll because that option doesn't exist.
I think having a natives day may imply that there should also be settlers day. Then settlers day is divided to those who ventured to find freedom in what would be "America" and those who found slavery there (e.g., African Americans).
So then from settlers there should be "Free Settlers Day" and "Enslaved Settlers Day." Each should be respected just like the "Natives Day" so as then to capture each "parties" day and celebrate it in a historically accurate manner.
I think it would be interesting to see how would these days develop. Would the natives celebrate "Enslaved Day" together with African Americans? They were enslaved too?
What would white Europeans do on such a day? Would joining their celebrations with cookies to remedy the damage be enough? How would red natives and the black enslaved look and treat the free white in such parties? Would natives and blacks join "Free Settlers Day" and celebrate their historical demise joyfully?
It may be conflicting but at least it would be honest. Natives get enslaved from foreign black slaves for the "freedom" of white Europeans that conquered America. That is the premise that candidates for celebration day if you ask me.
I was simply saying that I opposed Juanita's idea of replacing Columbus Day entirely with what would essentially be a holiday centered around "White Guilt." Noting productive could come out of such a move.
"Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her." -- G.K. Chesterton