Sure, many people enjoy this day, but opinions are starting to move. There are view look at Columbus as an invader that committed genocide, racism, as well as many other awful deeds. And with this, came action. Seattle and Minneapolis have both chosen to move the focus of the holiday away from the antagonized figure and more towards the people that he encountered. Instead they have chosen the name "Indigenous People's Day". The Seattle city council voted to celebrate "the thriving cultures and values of Indigenous Peoples of the region." (CNN). This was met with lots of positive feedback, but not everyone enjoyed it. Some parts of the country consider Columbus Day a day of italian pride, and are offended by the changing of the holiday. Noticing this, officials stated the Indigenous Peoples Day will not replace the original but instead supplement it.
I am excited by this change not because I dislike Christopher Columbus but because it will allow the next generation to learn about a broader amount of the history. When I was in elementary we only learned about the greatness of the voyage that had discovered America, but now kids will be learning about the other side of the story.