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Cutting Columbus Off His Pedestal

Editor,

 

I see it’s Columbus Day again and the banks and government offices are closed.

 

This seems amazingly anachronistic for a progressive community like Laguna. In fact it’s rather insulting to the indigenous American peoples, who have by no means disappeared. I see that enlightened communities like Berkeley and others have renamed it Indigenous Peoples’ Day, something that seems far more appropriate.

 

I suggest we do the same here and quit acknowledging this destructive pillager who brought misery to millions.

 

Charles Alban, Laguna Beach

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