Columbus Day was two days ago. Although a national holiday designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt back in 1934, it is not one of the more celebrated holidays in the US. In fact, it’s the least observed. And there is a reason why.
While Christopher Columbus gets the kudos for leading the Europeans to the Americas, his less than cordial treatment of the natives has caused many detractors to oppose the whitewash of this holiday and counter-celebrate the day as the Indigenous People’s Day.
Frankly, in the context of 2020 when racial injustice is at public forefront, Columbus’ actions does cause pause. Granted history is what it is, and we can’t change what happened. We could acknowledge past tresgression, learn from history and not to repeat it.
What’s your thoughts on the Columbus Day?