All the places celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day

All the places celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day

Over the decades, as Americans have reexamined the founding of the nation, the second Monday in October came to be the source of great controversy. Though many still celebrate Columbus Day — a holiday to remember the month in 1492 when Italian explorer Christopher Columbus was said to have “discovered” America — an increasing number of people have abandoned the tradition in favor of recognizing Native Americans. SEE ALSO: NYC mayoral candidate calls Christopher Columbus ‘the founder of our nation’ The controversy surrounding Columbus Day stems from the mass genocide…

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Facebook is sending Jewish New Year messages to people who aren’t Jewish

Facebook is sending Jewish New Year messages to people who aren’t Jewish

As much as Facebook ostensibly wants to be your friend, it mostly just wants to be a growing, massive data cache of your life, filled with loads of information about you—some true, some false.  The latest comic evidence: some Facebook users were greeted with a “Happy New Year” message on the top of their News Feeds Wednesday and Thursday in celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish holiday celebrating the New Year.  SEE ALSO: You’re not imagining it, Facebook’s ‘Like’ button is different It wasn’t available to everyone, though, and some…

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