Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians say stick with Columbus

FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2006, file photo, parade-goers wave Italian and American flags in front of a giant bust of Christopher Columbus as it rides on the Columbus Citizens Foundation float as part of Columbus Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in New York. A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has new momentum but the gesture to recognize victims of European colonialism has also prompted howls of outrage from some Italian Americans, who say eliminating their festival of ethnic pride is culturally insensitive, too. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)


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