Most people know that Columbus Day is worth celebrating, because it means community parades that ‘honor’ Columbus, no school, no work and lots of shopping at places that announce ‘BIGGEST SALE EVER’ with huge signs, ads plus displays. Beyond this very shallow surface layer definition, what does Columbus Day mean? Who was Columbus? What is underneath this tinny pro corporate holiday definition based on money, profits and greed?
Today is also Indigenous People’s Day. What does that mean and why should it be celebrated instead of Columbus Day? This article dives into both holidays, their meanings, plus definitions. This article also dives into the many myths, fables and misinformation taught in schools and colleges around Columbus Day. If you want to know the truth, go deeper.
via #ColumbusDay Historical Myths; Racist Columbus Did Not ‘Discover’ America, He Made Slaves Of Native Population, Killed Most Of The Indian Inhabitants, Vikings Explored America Before Columbus – Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day Oct 8, 2018 | A Green Road Journal