1. countessnoir:


frayedone:


nativeamericannews:


Assemblyman Pushes for Native American Day to Replace Columbus Day
Instead of Columbus Day, California Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina, has introduced legislation that would recognize the second Monday in October as Native American Day.


This is awesome. I would LOVE to see this. I remember getting in trouble as a child for complaining about Columbus Day. That may have been one of the first few “notes home” I ever got.


I think it’s pretty ridiculous that you got a note home for that :/


So do I, and so did my parents. Unfortunately I grew up in a section of the country that didn’t really encourage free thinking beyond what, at the time, wasn’t written in a text book. Whatever was printed there was gospel, regardless of what new facts were surfacing to the contrary, regardless what my own father (a history teacher himself) had taught me, regardless of anything beyond what was there on the page. They painted the man as a hero, and when I asked what was heroic about stealing land from people with lies and misdirection and then killing them off (probably not in those words, I wasn’t old enough to say it that way - but I’m sure I got as close as my child’s mind could manage) it was laughed off. When I asked again, louder, I was punished for disrupting class. I’ll never forget it. It completely shattered any belief I had that teachers, as a whole, were there to educate and not to blind.

    countessnoir:

    frayedone:

    nativeamericannews:

    Assemblyman Pushes for Native American Day to Replace Columbus Day

    Instead of Columbus Day, California Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina, has introduced legislation that would recognize the second Monday in October as Native American Day.

    This is awesome. I would LOVE to see this. I remember getting in trouble as a child for complaining about Columbus Day. That may have been one of the first few “notes home” I ever got.

    I think it’s pretty ridiculous that you got a note home for that :/

    So do I, and so did my parents. Unfortunately I grew up in a section of the country that didn’t really encourage free thinking beyond what, at the time, wasn’t written in a text book. Whatever was printed there was gospel, regardless of what new facts were surfacing to the contrary, regardless what my own father (a history teacher himself) had taught me, regardless of anything beyond what was there on the page. They painted the man as a hero, and when I asked what was heroic about stealing land from people with lies and misdirection and then killing them off (probably not in those words, I wasn’t old enough to say it that way - but I’m sure I got as close as my child’s mind could manage) it was laughed off. When I asked again, louder, I was punished for disrupting class. I’ll never forget it. It completely shattered any belief I had that teachers, as a whole, were there to educate and not to blind.

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