Today is known as Columbus Day but to some it’s just an extra day added to their weekend which means no work or school – for some at least. There’s still a few people have to work so I know they’re definitely not feeling Columbus Day. But what is Columbus Day?
Is it just a celebration of having an extra day off? Or is it a discount day that stores can sale their merchandise for a discounted price & call it the Columbus Day sale?
Well we have an article submission from “Quentin Miller” – but not the ghost writer of the 6 God.
On Columbus Day, we celebrate Europe’s first interaction with the western world. This first interaction was led by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. He mistakenly landed in the Caribbean while searching for riches in India.He thought he was in West India and thus reported back to the Spanish Monarchs that he made it to India and referred to the natives as Indians. He immediately began to capitalize on the natives.On October 14, 1492, Columbus wrote in his journal, “with fifty men they can all be subjugated and made to do what is required of them”Our children are not taught about the Genocide and mass enslavement done by Columbus and millions of other European immigrants but about his so-called accomplishments and imperialist glory.Our willingness to support the explorer’s exploits is coupled with a willful ignorance to the fact that his voyage brought devastation to the native population.That aforementioned highlights a great hypocrisy in America today. Many Americans believe that immigrants “Bring the country down” but they will BBQ and/or take a day off of work in the name of a man who stole a whole continent.I think Columbus Day should be replaced by a holiday that remembers what was here before the “Greatest nation on earth”.What do you think?
Now I ask you, how is Columbus a holiday & what does it mean?
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