2012-10-08 18:00:43

Reconsider Columbus Day

Today marks Columbus Day, a federal holiday to commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the so-called "New World" in 1492. But the holiday has long evoked sadness and anger amongst people of color, especially Native Americans, who object to honoring a man who opened the door to European colonization, the exploitation of native peoples, and the slave trade. Instead, they’re calling people to "reconsider" Columbus Day by acknowledging the genocide of indigenous peoples and celebrating Native American traditions.

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