Posts tagged "Columbus Day"

One city cancels their Columbus Day parade

One city cancels their Columbus Day parade
I’m not one for celebrating Columbus Day. I’ve blogged about this topic before that I personally don’t celebrate the history that led to the genocide of indigenous people in the Americas. In some communities, there is growing disinterest in honoring Christopher Columbus. Some schools have stopped taking it as a holiday. In Albany, N.Y.,  the... Read more »

Should we celebrate Columbus Day?

Ask most school children about Christopher Columbus. They’ll tell you Columbus “discovered” America. But how could he discover it if there were already indigenous cultures thriving in this hemisphere? You could say that Columbus’ “discovery” eventually led to the decimation of indigenous cultures, and that is not something we should celebrate. Many Latin American countries... Read more »