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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Boundless
Boundless
19 February 2019

Anyone else think that looks like George W. Bush at 4:30?

Benjamin Akira
Benjamin Akira
16 February 2019

Killing people, stealing their land, amid chaos and celebrate as a hero? American Idol indeed.

John A. Calderon
John A. Calderon
14 February 2019

Columbus is the reason why we came to the Americas he's the first European to discover this continent. Therefore, people need to stop getting mad for no reason over this fact. So what Native Americans died, it always been the Survivor the fittest. These Native Americans used to conquer each other. Now people want an Indian day then they should make another day for Indians but leave Columbus alone. There's nothing wrong about him.

Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris
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Chuck Norris made a turkey by catching a live one, eating it,and throwing it up.

Joe S
Joe S
11 February 2019

The Spaniards were the masters of the slave trade . We know Vox failed in World history class

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20 February 2019

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20 February 2019

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JiminsoI
20 February 2019

maybe i should do smth problematic and or mean since the only time y’all leave a cc is to criticise me🥴👃🏼

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20 February 2019

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20 February 2019

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20 February 2019

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20 February 2019

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Reaper123ch7 The Bum Bum
01 February 2019

The thing is that Columbus Day is getting replaced by induegenues people’s day. (I can’t spell)

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27 January 2019

See when ur in School in Elementary School books can be a lie

shawn m
Shawn m
22 January 2019

more leftist propaganda and revisionist history

Aristotle
Aristotle
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Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.

Priscilla Ferrari
Priscilla Ferrari
22 January 2019

If you try to celebrate Columbus in South America, you're going to be beaten. We are far too aware of what he (as a symbol, not a person) caused.

Tim Miller
Tim Miller
19 January 2019

What a disease

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  • Date08 October 2018
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