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Columbus Day

Christopher Columbus’ undeniable connection to the oppression of indigenous peoples and the beginnings of the transatlantic slave trade have led many to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day. […] Read More

Women were raped. Children were disemboweled. Men fell prey to the invaders’ swords. Within a generation, the lives and cultures of the indigenous people of the Americas were forever changed. Avarice for gold and glory took its course and decimated the population. The original inhabitants of these lands suffered cruelly at the hands of their […] Read More

Women were raped. Children were disemboweled. Men fell prey to the invaders’ swords. Within a generation, the lives and cultures of the indigenous people of the Americas were forever changed. Avarice for gold and glory took its course and decimated the population. The original inhabitants of these lands suffered cruelly at the hands of their […] Read More

St. Christopher?

Some historians have concluded that Columbus was motivated by fame and raw greed. Other historians see more complex motives and point out Columbus’ strong religious piety. “What some historians have termed a ‘discovery,’ in reality was an invasion and colonization with legalized occupation, genocide, economic exploitation, and a deep level of institutional racism and moral […] Read More