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Columbus Day replaced by 'Indigenous Person's' Day in cities, schools. Agree?

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Discussion started by Tok Staff:
Many Native Americans view Columbus as the initiator of a holocaust against their people: should he continue to be honored?
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By Craig Coelho We can stop celebrating a slave-trader for pretty much the same reason we don't celebrate Japanese Internment, we've evolved; some of us anyway.
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by anon-b337 Maybe Bernie can help you?
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By Craig Coelho Maybe you can make a coherent comment someday...right around the same time you're not so gutless that you're "anonymous".
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by anon-b337 And give in to your anger by posting my name? I'll pass.
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By Craig Coelho There's no anger recognizing you lack the courage of your convictions, and are too afraid of social condemnation if associates knew what you thought.
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By Pete Byrne http://americanhistory.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.001.0001/acrefore-9780199329175-e-5
Then, the so-called "Ideginous Peoples" don't deserve a day either, do they? Seems the only thing that has evolved is cherry picking history for an agenda.
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By Craig Coelho Yeah, somehow that doesn't measure up with dragging people off a continent in shackles on sea voyages during which the dead were thrown overboard like garbage.

The slavery so blithely condemned in the Oxford Review would make it seem like European's own history isn't riddled with the same. and worse, examples of human bondage...from feudal government to colonialism from the Indies to India, and finally with the support of apartheid governments like those in South Africa and Israel.

Native Americans were enslaved and slaughtered by the millions solely because they occupied the land European settlers coveted, and being the civilized christians they were, they took them on death marches which made the Bataan marches look like a walk in the park.

Yes, Native Americans deserve a day of recognition displacing the slaver who first encountered them.
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by anon-b337 White male privilege & guilt - gotta love it.
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By Craig Coelho Adages about assumptions are particularly apt here.
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By Pete Byrne And, on what day in February, should we celebrate, or denounce, the African tribes who traded their fellow Africans to the Europeans? Europeans didn't go out into the lands of Africa to "enslave", they bought/traded them from fellow Africans...
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By Craig Coelho It's ridiculous to claim Europeans and Americans didn't go to Africa to acquire slaves, when it was a practice that predated what we commonly regard as Anglo-Aryan civilization...and thanx for that 2 clever by half deflection from the issue.