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People still celebrate Columbus day?
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redokami wrote:
...okay but they swarmed his car and got hostile..


People do tend to react poorly when you try to drive through them. Strangely enough.
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runec wrote:


redokami wrote:
...okay but they swarmed his car and got hostile..


People do tend to react poorly when you try to drive through them. Strangely enough.


he did that after the fact
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From the article:

The group, which was also protesting the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, had stopped at about 7 p.m. PT Monday under the Reno arch to pose for a photo when two men in a white Nissan pickup stopped just before a crosswalk, said Quanah Brightman, executive director of United Native Americans.

The driver approached the protesters and the group crowded around the truck, according to a Facebook Live video from Taylor de Lao. The protesters and the driver exchanged heated words, and the man in the truck then drove through the crowd.


So the driver pulled up to the street before the protestors, got into a heated argument, and then ran through a crowd injuring 5. Including an elderly woman.

Picking a fight with a crowd of protestors is no excuse to run through them with a pickup truck.
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redokami wrote:
he did that after the fact


Nope, the teenage shitheads in the truck were being shitheads prior. They were buzzing around the protest yelling shit out the window at them:
https://www.facebook.com/100010016970938/videos/349103885433508/
( they swing by at about 15 seconds yelling shit ).

Then they circled back around and went right at the protesters. Totally intending a confrontation.
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octorockandroll wrote:

People still celebrate Columbus day?


Italian-Americans do, because THEY know why FDR nationalized the holiday in the first place.
(And so do smartypantses who may not necessarily be Italian. )

In our neck of New England, we've got a strong Polish-American farming community, and the snooty white-guilt folks are upstaged by the Pulaski Day celebrations on the same weekend by the folks who know what their holiday is about.
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Ejanss wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

People still celebrate Columbus day?


Italian-Americans do, because THEY know why FDR nationalized the holiday in the first place.
(And so do smartypantses who may not necessarily be Italian. )

In our neck of New England, we've got a strong Polish-American farming community, and the snooty white-guilt folks are upstaged by the Pulaski Day celebrations on the same weekend by the folks who know what their holiday is about.


I'm from an Italian family and I have no idea why this is a thing.
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octorockandroll wrote:


Ejanss wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

People still celebrate Columbus day?


Italian-Americans do, because THEY know why FDR nationalized the holiday in the first place.
(And so do smartypantses who may not necessarily be Italian. )


I'm from an Italian family and I have no idea why this is a thing.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day#History
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Ejanss wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:


Ejanss wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

People still celebrate Columbus day?


Italian-Americans do, because THEY know why FDR nationalized the holiday in the first place.
(And so do smartypantses who may not necessarily be Italian. )


I'm from an Italian family and I have no idea why this is a thing.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day#History


I know what Columbus Day is -_-
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octorockandroll wrote:


Ejanss wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:
I'm from an Italian family and I have no idea why this is a thing.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day#History


I know what Columbus Day is -_-


Yeah, but sounded like you didn't know why or how it was nationalized as a holiday to commemorate famous Italian-Americans in history (Genoa's son being the "first"), particularly during the 30's and 40's when loyal IA's were already facing fear and suspicion during WWII.
So was kinda confused on your question.

Or, was your question, "You didn't know why white-guilt Native-smooching Columbus Day protests were a thing, after similar attempts to do Thanksgiving protests became increasingly unpopular in the last couple decades"?
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octorockandroll wrote:

People still celebrate Columbus day?


You mean there are people that don't celebrate Columbus Day? Nobody hops on their caravel and enjoys an afternoon of wine and pasta? Part of why America is the way it is that we have lost touch with our Columbus Day spirit.
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