It appears that political correctness is again attempting to rewrite history.
Columbus Day has been an official federal holiday since 1937, but that’s not stopping the Seattle School Board from tweaking it a bit.
In a unanimous decision, the school board on Wednesday passed a resolution requiring public schools to observe “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on the same day as Columbus Day – the second Monday in October, according to Fox affiliate KCPQ.
The board’s resolution stresses a commitment to promote “Seattle’s American Indian and Indigenous students,” saying that it “recognizes the fact that Seattle is built upon the homelands and villages of the Indigenous Peoples of this region, without whom the building of the City would not have been possible.”
Going a step further, the resolution says the board “has a responsibility to oppose the systematic racism towards Indigenous people in the United States, which perpetuates high rates of poverty and income inequality, exacerbating disproportionate health, education and social crises.”