The editors of the Amherst College student paper are peeved the school didn’t do enough this year “to reckon with the past” regarding Indigenous Peoples’ Day and the Amherst Bicentennial.
A recent Amherst Student editorial notes that while the college took the right step in changing Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day two years ago, this year “passed without any acknowledgment” of the holiday.
Adding to the shame, Amherst’s celebration of its 200th anniversary “neglected any deeper recognition of the historical impact of the college” such as the “historical actions of its implicit namesake and mascot” (the latter until 2016) […]
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