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Parade watchers express differing views on Columbus and holiday

October 19, 2021

Columbus Day has become a controversial holiday, as the national conversation around colonization has shifted in recent years. It was the first time in two years the parade took place with participants and spectators expressing a range of viewpoints about the event — and the holiday as a whole. Many activists suggest changing the holiday into one to celebrate the Indigenous people of the Americas, while others reassert the importance of Italian pride by celebrating Christopher Columbus.

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