Happy Columbus Day in North America?

Community Leader
Registered: 12-21-2001
Happy Columbus Day in North America?
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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 1:59pm

Columbus Day dates: October 12 (actual/traditional); second Monday in October (observed in the United States)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8sS2CEp3hM&feature=related

There are communities that consider the arrival of Columbus the prelude of destruction for native civilizations in the Americas. We are not talking about the Día de la Raza in many Spanish speaking countries but of the question of a federal holiday for Columbus despite what his accomplishments heralded. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGC7T0vbeZQ

http://archive.truthout.org/reconsidering-columbus-day-campaign-suggests-honoring-indigenous-peoples-history-instead64119

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Community Leader
Registered: 12-21-2001
Fri, 10-12-2012 - 11:40am

This caught my attention.  The start of a clash of POV's.  An outlet for an African slave trade.  The subjection and degrading of a people, I believe, almost to the point of genocide. (yes I used that word-it's definition starts by saying it means the deliberate and systematic extermination... ) And it's still going on!That a candidate for public office would question his opponents veracity/ethics because she "doesn't look Indian" should not only be a cause for tears but ballot box disapproval.

I don't think this movement is questioning the achievements of Columbus but in the 21st century a federal holiday for those achievements despite the outcomes of those achievements. 

Namaste

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