Today is a national holiday for those that choose to celebrate it. Columbus Day was originally on October 12, 1492, but is now recognized on October 8, which marks the day that Christopher Columbus supposedly discovered the “Americas”. However, most know much different.
The land was already inhabited by the original natives making his claim of discovery fraudulent, but because it was new to them Christopher Columbus “discovered” it. The explorer was lost on his journey to India well off by thousands of miles from his destination where he now mislabeled the natives as Indians, pillaged villages, massacred the people and brought colonialized slavery to this land. In reality as people of color, should we be celebrating this holiday and should it even be respected nationally as a holiday?