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Monday, October 14, 2019

Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day

Mike Allen at Axios:
Many of you aren't working right now because of Columbus Day, the federal holiday that's instead being celebrated as Indigenous Peoples Day in Washington, D.C.
The big picture: Roughly 10 states and 100+ U.S. cities observe some version of Indigenous Peoples Day this month.
From today: Columbus statues in San Francisco and Providence, Rhode Island, were vandalized with red paint, CNN reports.
  • "Vandals had chained a sign to the base of the statue that said 'Stop Celebrating Genocide' and spray painted the word 'Genocide' on the monument."