To respect one community, ​must we disrespect another?

By Miguel Pérez

October 2021 – In their frantic efforts to pay long-overdue respect to Native Americans, liberal politicians and activists have been stumbling over each other lately, in an insensitive rush to disrespect Hispanic Americans.

​​With incomprehensible confidence, they keep knocking down Christopher Columbus statues and issuing proclamations replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day. They have 364 other days to honor U.S. Native Americans, but they feel they must do it with a slap to the face of Hispanics who see that day as the time to celebrate and feel proud of their common heritage, traditions and language.

These shameless government officials, now joined by President Joe Biden, know very well that Indigenous People’s Day began as a “counter-celebration,” a hate and resentment protest against Columbus…

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