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For Diversity’s Sake, NH Town Abolishes Whitey, Keeps ‘Indigenous People’s Day’

At a glance

  • Portsmouth, N.H. council votes to kill Columbus Day but keep Indigenous People’s Day.
  • Town leader: ‘Continuing to celebrate Christopher Columbus, who committed serious atrocities and massacres among the indigenous populations he encountered is unjust and cruel.’
  • Catholic League fights back, ‘Attempts to cancel Columbus Day are more than just canceling the legacy of some 15th Century explorer. It sends a message to Catholics that they have a diminished role in the American experience.’

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