Before we completely abandon Columbus day, let’s consider some other aspects of the history, particularly of the holiday itself. For instance, do you know that the holiday itself was first pushed in response to the lynching of 11 Sicilian immigrants who had been found innocent of murder in court? It was an effort to change the images of Italian-Americans. Yes, they chose the wrong hero. But there’s more to consider. Read this excellent article.
The following portrait is of an incident Spanish genocide against the population of present-day Haiti and Dominican Republic, as illustrated by Bartolome de las Casas.