Vote Delayed On Renaming Columbus Day After Accusations of Racism

May 25, 2021 465

BY: Eileen O'Gorman

Cook County's vote to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day has been postponed while committee members hear arguments from organizers, many calling on Native Americans to recognize their own role in American slavery before the national holiday can be renamed.

Commissioner Stanley Moore, a descendant of Black people enslaved by Native Americans, called to delay the vote on Monday. While the 4th District commissioner said he doesn't intend to defend Christopher Columbus' crimes against American Indians, he named several tribes that still refuse to recognize his great-great-grandparents as members of the indigenous community.

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SOURCE: https://patch.com

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