Growing up, Columbus Day never really meant anything to me. After all, we still had to go to school, and don’t all real holidays grant us a day off from school? (Halloween doesn’t, I suppose, but it involves massive amounts of candy, and that’s pretty close.) I didn’t realize that today was Columbus Day until I noticed a bunch of posts on Facebook protesting Columbus Day with pictures like these:
Right, Columbus Day. Now I remember. To mark the occasion, I’ve compiled a brief list of links to articles and websites that protest celebrating Columbus’ “legacy of domination, oppression, and colonialism” (to quote Transform Columbus Day).