|First Peoples hip hop at Grand Performances Los Angeles (grandperformances.org)|
|Neglected history (beacon.org)|
After a passionate speech by Italian-American LA Councilmember Mike Bonin saying that even he agreed Christopher Columbus was no one to honor (even as we well honor so many contributions by our Italian-American community).
|LA City Council's Mike Bonin|
Then came the vote. Seeing through the whitewash, ploys, and diversions (like creating a "[Generic] Diversity Day"), another Italian-American Councilmember Joe Busciano tried to get August 9th to be declared Indigenous Peoples Day.
|O'Farrell, Bonin, et al. did a good thing.|
|LA Native dancer (Warrick Page/Getty)|
|An American Genocide|
|Tongva leader Toypurina would be glad.|