A vast majority of Americans support celebrating a holiday honoring Christopher Columbus, according to a poll released this week.
He said: 'The conversation is Columbus.
Nicole Scott is the co-director for the Native American Future Stewards Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology, she said their mission is to educate people on the parts of the story that weren't taught in schools. He witnessed the harming of thousands of Native Americans.
Roosevelt proclaimed Columbus Day a national holiday in 1937. As most people in this country either immigrated or had ancestors who immigrated to this country, the discovery of the New World was important to us.
Columbus had sought to chart a new sea route to the gold and spice regions of Asia, but is instead credited with discovering the "New World". Growing up, Columbus Day always meant dinner with my grandparents-one of whom was of Sicilian descent and the other with lineage from Naples. While Leftists recently have targeted Columbus for ridicule and rejection, historians agree on his monumental impact. Officials say they expect protesters at the event. "This gesture of replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day is a very small step in apologizing and in making amends", L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin, told the Los Angeles Times.
While honoring "the skilled navigator and man of faith, whose courageous feat brought together continents", in his first Columbus Day proclamation, President Donald Trump made no mention of Native Americans.
Furthermore, a vast majority of respondents said they think "Christopher Columbus and other historical figures should be judged by the standards of conduct during the time they lived" rather than "by the standards of conduct of today". We should be talking about what our history books are missing. Genocide expert David Stannard stated that beginning 1492, Columbus along with Europeans murdered between 70 million to 100 million indigenous people, Daily Kos reported. There are 364 other days in the year on which we could acknowledge the sins of our ancestors and celebrate native Americans.
"Columbus should not be celebrated". The law officially changing the day was signed into permanence as HB 78, which Walker signed earlier this year, with approval from the Alaska Federation of Natives.
Less than half of all the states in the US -23, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico-legally require Columbus Day to be observed as a paid holiday, according to the Council of States Governments' Book of the States in 2015.