After clashing over 'Indigenous Peoples' Day,' a New Jersey school district is adding holiday names back to its school calendar

A New Jersey school board has voted to overturn a decision that took all holiday names off the district calendar, following conflict over an earlier decision to refer to Columbus Day as Indigenous PeoplesDay.

The Randolph Board of Education had voted on June 10 to eliminate all the names of holidays from the school calendar, instead opting to simply label them as aday off.The vote was a reaction to backlash over the renaming of Columbus Day as Indigenous PeoplesDay on the school calendar. しかしながら, with Monday’s 8-1 投票, all the holiday names were reinstated, with Indigenous PeoplesDay once again referred to as Columbus Day.
During two-and-a-half hours of public comment ahead of the vote, some claimed that redoing the calendar was a harbinger ofCritical Race Theory,” while others said that it was the first step in thesystematic destruction of our culture.
      Some also said Columbus Day was an important part of their Italian-American heritage, with a few arguing that erasing the name of holidays from the calendar would stifle diversity rather than encourage it.
        Many cities and states have ditched Columbus Day, choosing to observe Indigenous PeoplesDay in its place. Columbus Day is still a federal holiday recognized by the US government, だが より多い 130 都市 have chosen to recognize Indigenous PeoplesDay instead.
          The argument against naming the day after Christopher Columbus is largely tied to his role in the mass slaughter and violent colonization of indigenous groups across the Americas.
            When New Mexico replaced the holiday with Indigenous PeoplesDay in 2019, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez praised the move.
            For many years, Indigenous people have protested Columbus Day because it celebrates colonialism, 抑圧, and injustice inflicted on Indigenous peoples,” Nez said in a statement posted on Facebook. “Observing Indigenous PeoplesDay allows citizens to recognize our rich heritage and represents a step toward healing and growth.

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