The Zinn Education Project urged teachers to purchase and download their materials to lead students in lobbying their schools and cities to join the effort to ‘Abolish Columbus Day.’
Native Americans and their rich traditions deserve their own holiday, not Columbus Day leftovers. We can celebrate both.
If we really want to commemorate horrifying, unspeakable violence and oppression in the Americas, I’ve got the perfect holiday: ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day.’
Before we raze the memory of Christopher Columbus, we might wish to know why many generations considered him a great man despite his sins.
So the Pedro Martinez celebrated the Cleveland Indians’ victory with a war whoop. Big freakin’ deal. Can we get back to the game?
This Columbus Day, don’t just celebrate a day off – read something to make you feel bad about it.
John Oliver’s easy-breezy ‘How Is This Still a Thing’ segments partake in a broader desire to erase our cultural memories.
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