Yoni Appelbaum, writing for The Atlantic, reminds us of the original purpose of Columbus Day: “It’s worth remembering that the now-controversial holiday started as a way to empower immigrants and celebrate American diversity.”
It’s too bad that Columbus became the symbol of American diversity. His heroic status can only be sustained if we ignore the real Columbus. However, this option dishonors history as well as the victims of his ignorance, greed, and violent temper.
Thanks for the pointer George Jones!
Read the entire article here: How Columbus Day Fell Victim to Its Own Success – The Atlantic