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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jocko jonson
Jocko jonson
11 December 2018

Even though Ki was horrible that event was the most important genetic discovery of human history

Baguette1
Baguette1
09 December 2018

so the union party held back the native americans, and did not give them a say

greased
Greased
07 December 2018

But wait vikings found america first lol get ur facts right.

Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris
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Chuck Norris has a pentagram tattooed around his cornhole.

Der Steppenwolf
Der Steppenwolf
05 December 2018

"The Native American who discovered Columbus made a terrible discovery." Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

Jonezx2020
Jonezx2020
03 December 2018

Columbus was a RAPIST. So Happy Rape Day.

Fred is aus the venision
Fred is aus the venision
01 December 2018

At the end an Italian Landead in new York 50 years later. so Now you are all Fucktup in your History!!!🇮🇹

AGENT 355
AGENT 355
27 November 2018

Obviously most people shouldn't trust a poll that was done by the knights of columbus these are the same people who think there's just a few bad apples when it comes to priests RAPING children

Wayne Dyer
Wayne Dyer
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We are Divine enough to ask and we are important enough to receive.

Dimitri Annikie
Dimitri Annikie
27 November 2018

I live in the Caribbean and we wouldn't even dream of making a day for that greedy genocidal maniac 🙌🙌🙌

Ontann
Ontann
26 November 2018

I'm surprised the founding fathers chose Columbus over Amerigo Vespucci (i.e. the guy that the name America is based on).

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