PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Columbus Day is CANCELED” / The Young Turks / John Iadarola, Jayar Jackson, Adrienne Lawrence ☮

“As more people realize Christopher Columbus’ legacy of genocide and slavery, a growing number of municipalities are moving away from Columbus Day and celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day instead. Furious at this evolution, Fox host Tucker Carlson has railed against Indigenous Peoples Day and in favor of Columbus Day. In doing so, his racist arguments are ripped from white supremacist Jared Taylor.”

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Cancel Culture Conversation” / The Young Turks / Brooke Thomas, Jayar Jackson, Maytha Alhassen ☮

“News broke Wednesday and Thursday that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dressed up in brownface or blackface makeup multiple times in the past, spurring speculation about what the political consequences might be for him. Also this week, comedian Shane Gillis was announced as a new face on “SNL” and then fired soon after, when relatively recent videos emerged of him making racist, sexist, and homophobic jokes. Both incidents have renewed debate about so-called “cancel culture” — whether it’s too punitive, or if it serves as a way for marginalized people to reclaim power.”