Monday, October 12, 2009

Columbus Day....?

To celebrate or not to many of us, I was taught about Christopher Columbus' voyages and discoveries during my school years. What is it that we truly celebrate and would we if we really were taught the's some food for thought:

  1. To discover is to make known; to find what one did not previously know ( I guess since he didn't know, maybe that qualifies as a discovery?)
  2. Columbus' voyages were really voyages to initiate the process of Spanish colonization.
  3. Columbus initiated contact between Europe and indigenous peoples of the Caribbean and Americas. (otherwise known as slavery)

Watch the following video, feed your mind and then celebrate or not.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this! I love the video! Keep up all your great work--you inspire!