Why the US celebrates Columbus Day

Should Columbus Day be Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

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In past decades, Christopher Columbus has gone from unquestioned US hero to problematic figure. For centuries, the destruction and disease he ushered into the Americas have been set aside, allowing the myth of a pioneering sailor who discovered America and proved the world was round to embed itself in US culture. But as this myth has been increasingly confronted with brutal historical facts, things have started to change.

While Columbus still has a national holiday in his honor, complete with parades and celebrations, there are many people fighting to dismantle the myth that surrounds him and choosing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead.

Watch this video to understand how Columbus became a US icon over time and why his status is in question today.


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whitedevilvaz
Whitedevilvaz
16 October 2018

Columbus nationality is still disputed. It is not certain he was italian. He could have also been portuguese or spanish.

Rick Foley
Rick Foley
16 October 2018

Another reason to hate myself. Well played, Vox.

Habslayer
Habslayer
16 October 2018

4:29 George Bush in a wig

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Chuck Norris
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Gravity is so intense in a black hole that it actually distorts time and space, leaving absolutely no chance of escape or survival. Chuck Norris walks through six black holes every morning because he needs more time to kill people in different places.

Lucas Moore
Lucas Moore
16 October 2018

“Children were told...” Let’s let vox speak for all children. This is such a poorly organized “educational” platform

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17 October 2018

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17 October 2018

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17 October 2018

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Mobile Gaming Express
Mobile Gaming Express
16 October 2018

Idc if it's Columbus Day or Indigenous People's Day, I just want my 3-day weekend.

Poopy Scoop
Poopy Scoop
15 October 2018

You guys are forgetting how these Indians were acting like douche-bags to Christopher Columbus. So he and his group fought with guns while the Indians had spears. Who would win the rivalry. Columbus also made peace with another group of Indians that didn’t try to kill which something we are never told.

Marquitos
Marquitos
15 October 2018

So you blame the massacre of North American natives by first the British Empire and later the USA on Columbus. That makes no sense to me. The king and Queen of Spain declared native people in the Americas to have soul and be treated as humans, that is why unlike north America, latin american natives are the predominant ethnic group in the parts that were colonized by Spain and you find none or little African descents there too, because transport of slaves in Spain was forbid from the very beginning of the colonization. Besides, it is not clear that Columbus was a Genovese. With this video your buying the black legend of the Spanish Empire, lies built by other European nations at that time to criticize the power of the Spanish crown by then and have an excuse to make pirates Lords.

Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
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As you think, so shall you become.

Pierre00
Pierre00
15 October 2018

If you want to see what the Spaniards did with all the gold stolen/plundered from the Americas visit Madrid!

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Gjaddajg
15 October 2018

More leftist propaganda from Vox.

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