Christopher Columbus is no hero of mine

Italian-North Americans — especially those of us with roots in the Mezzogiorno (and I include Frosinone and Abruzzo here) — don’t need a Genoese genocidal rapist as our hero.

It is time to recognize Columbus Day for what it is: a rubbish heap of history.

It is time for Indigenous Peoples Day.

 

Seriously; this is what we're celebrating?
Seriously, this is what we’re celebrating?

Some good reading and watching:

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