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2021-05-05 -Great Cultural Revolution
NYC schools cancel Columbus for 'Indigenous' Day, add Juneteenth as holiday
[NYPOST] New York City schools have canceled the Columbus Day holiday, replacing it with an Indigenous Peoples’ Day, while also making Juneteenth a school holiday and getting rid of snow days altogether.

The city Department of Education called Oct. 11 "Indigenous Peoples’ Day" in the 2021-2022 calendar it posted on its website Tuesday, flagging the beginning and end dates for the school year as well as winter and spring recesses but not the big changes within in a tweet.

The move, which was announced, however, in a blurb to education beat news hounds, officially cancels for school kid recognition what remains a federal, state and city holiday on the second Monday in October — although the Indigenous Peoples’ holiday will give students and teachers the same day off.
Posted by Fred 2021-05-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [209 views ]  Top

#1 ....Now, in fairness - I can see Juneteenth being a holiday.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2021-05-05 06:03||   2021-05-05 06:03|| Front Page Top

#2 So, they don't want to be Americans anymore? Just members of tribes.

Columbus day was initiated as an act of 'inclusiveness' to the large number of legal Italian immigrants that had come to America. The dude was from Genoa even though hired by Spain.

The indigenous people were the same as anyone else, tribal, territorial, and hierarchical. Basically stuck in a stone age, they competed for territory and warred upon each other. What happened was a society with better organization and technology showed up. Happened when Asians decided to come to Europe as with the Huns and Mongols, and later the Turks. They don't call it Hungary for nothing.
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-05-05 06:27||   2021-05-05 06:27|| Front Page Top

#3 ....Now, in fairness - I can see Juneteenth being a holiday.

Same way I went along with Cesar Chavez Day in California. He was a great man. He got me a day off.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2021-05-05 13:05||   2021-05-05 13:05|| Front Page Top

#4 So, "Juneteenth" is the day white people told black people that they're no longer slaves?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-05-05 13:17||   2021-05-05 13:17|| Front Page Top

#5 G(rom), it's worse than than that.
Juneteenth is the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was announced as a law in Galveston on June 19th 1865. It has already been law in the North for two years, and the word and enforcement finally got down here after the end of the war.
Posted by ed in texas 2021-05-05 19:20||   2021-05-05 19:20|| Front Page Top

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