Black People : Why Columbus Day isn’t really a national holiday

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In the Spirit of Sankofa,


Why Columbus Day isn’t really a national holiday


This Monday, some folks will have a day off to commemorate Columbus Day and some won’t. So what is the legal basis for the holiday and is it truly a national holiday?


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Officially, Columbus Day is recognized as one of 10 official federal holidays, by statute. But the United States, unlike other countries, doesn’t have “national holidays” that must be observed by all people due to a mandate from Congress, the President, or a national ruling body or power ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-columbus-day-isn-t-really-national-holiday-101607127--politics.html

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Personally I don't celebrate foreign holidays be they for foreign people or events, I'm a Black American but I'll gladly take any day off with pay.

From what I see Columbus just came here on a ship, dropped to one knee & beat the ground with his sword in proclamation of only GOD knows what, he was only one guy...that's it, no I'm serious...that's it. Our forefathers came here in massive ship convoys & actually did something to benefit America. Where's our holiday?

"Black America Day"

I'll take that day off with no pay, just get it on the calendar already.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day

Preach Black Woman, preach ... :choir:


I have several more articles to post on this that tells the story, for sure. Also, notice the contradiction between sources:

Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries of the Americas and elsewhere; it officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. The landing is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, and as Día de la Hispanidad (Day of the Hispanic World) and Fiesta Nacional (National Holiday) in Spain. This day is also the Roman Catholic religious festival of la Virgen del Pilar.

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Christopher Columbus: The myth that keeps on giving
Why has a symbol of mass slaughter been unrepentantly idolised for more than half a millennium?



On October 12, 1492, a geographically misguided voyager by the name of Christopher Columbus happened upon the so-called New World.

Five centuries later, famed Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano would refer to the day as the one on which "America discovered capitalism" as Columbus, "financed by the kings of Spain and the bankers of Genoa, brought this novelty to the Caribbean islands" ...

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/op...mbus-myth-giving-161005051835083.html?ref=yfp


Christopher Columbus, painting by Peter Johann Nepomuk Geiger (1805-1880) [Getty]



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Is Christopher Columbus truly a villain? This is what the public really thinks


... In 1998, two sociologists, Amy Corning and Howard Schumann, asked a representative sample of Americans to explain to a hypothetical 14-year-old niece or nephew “what Christopher Columbus had done.” The vast majority of respondents gave the traditional answer about Columbus discovering America. Only 6 percent said that Columbus didn’t in fact discover America or criticized his treatment of native populations ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...his-is-what-the-public-really-thinks/?ref=yfp



Christopher Columbus. (The Washington Post library)


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The War against Columbus Day


A growing number of communities are now ditching the traditional Columbus Day holiday in favor of Indigenous People’s Day, which, supporters say, is meant to promote an accurate telling of the United States’ history and commemorate the resilience of its original inhabitants against European settlers ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/10/10/the-war-against-columbus-day/?ref=yfp&utm_term=.1931096e2b88


Indigenous people attend the First National Conference of Indigenous Policy in Brasilia on Dec. 15, 2015. (Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)


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