Posts tagged "Columbus Day"

Indigenous People’s Day should replace Columbus Day

Indigenous People’s Day should replace Columbus Day
We should not celebrate a man who brought genocide and the destruction of native peoples. Christopher Columbus did not “discover” the Americas as people were living and thriving before he arrived. Many local governments from Seattle to Minneapolis and Berkeley have stopped celebrating Columbus Day and instead celebrate indigenous people or Native Americans. The United... Read more »

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 »
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