Columbus Day

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 10, 2016: People participate in the annual Columbus Day Parade on October 10, 2016 in New York City. This is the 72nd Columbus Day Parade held in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted to eliminate the Columbus Day holiday from the city calendar in a move that sides with activists who believe the Italian pirate explorer is a symbol of genocide for native indigenous people.

Read “L.A. City Council Votes to Replace ‘Columbus Day’ with ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ As a City Holiday