Abolish Columbus day; replace it with Native Americans Day
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Abolish Columbus day; replace it with Native Americans Day

    1. Ann McNattin
    2. Petition by

      Ann McNattin

      Roseville, MN

Columbus -- a raping, pillaging European -- is glorified and immortalized by a national holiday in his name because he is credited with "discovering" America. The Native Americans were already here, of course; and his arrival on the shores of North America began the centuries-old campaign of theft, murder, and dehumanization that has robbed native nations of their lands, their health, and their dignity. There is little we can do to restore the tribes that were decimated by Europeans' greed, but we can begin to rectify this horrific injustice by refusing to glorify Columbus, and by instead recognizing our shared humanity with the natives whose lives and land we continue to destroy.

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    • Johnny Lee NEW YORK CITY, NY
      • 9 months ago

      because columbus is a sack of shit

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    • Daniel Andrade NEW ROCHELLE, NY
      • 10 months ago

      The invation of the native territories should not be a holiday ever

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    • Thomas Barto MAIDEN, NC
      • 10 months ago

      Columbus did not discover America. Columbus is the poster boy for everything bad about colonization and the establishment of nations at the expense of the people who were living there. America has so much to be proud of yet so much to be ashamed of. It is time to do the right thing and honor those people who were here first. We enjoy the land they had, after all.

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    • Shelby White PORT ANGELES, WA
      • about 1 year ago

      I am an advocate for Native Americans

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    • Robert Read WEST ISLIP, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      The fact that we celebrate such a man nationally is disgusting.

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