Could Kalamazoo Soon Be Ending Columbus Day All Together?
With more and more cities starting to celebrate 'Indigenous Peoples Day' instead of Columbus Day, it seems like the state as a whole could be doing away with the old celebration. Those who have Native American decent, and those who are sympathetic to the cause, agree that the celebration of a man who was responsible for the enslavement, abuse, and murder of so many natives of this country.
The list of cities in Michigan who have done away with Columbus Day continues to get bigger, as Southfield has officially ended the Columbus Day celebration, according to Freep. So far, the Michigan cities that have done away with the holiday are Detroit, Ferndale, Southfield, Alpena, Ann Arbor, East Lansing, Traverse City and Ypsilanti; and more could soon follow.
Do you think Kalamazoo should become the next city to do away with the celebration of Columbus Day and start celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day?