Abolish Columbus Day

Abolish Columbus Day

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Maddie Anonymous started this petition to President Joseph R. Biden and

This. Is. Serious.
Columbus Day should be abolished as a national holiday. MANY natives and Indians have to suffer through this horrid holiday. Columbus not only tortured and killed thousands natives, but also sold women into prostitution and actually gave the natives the name “Indians”. Heres another horrifying example of what he did. Let me tell you what pearl diving was…

Pearl diving was when a native would be chained to a ship and had to dive 20 feet underwater to pull oysters off of rocks and such, giving them to the Spaniards. (Aka, Columbus and his crew) Most natives would not come up from the water as they would drown or get eaten by sharks. Most times if the native tried to rest, they would be beaten. Occasionally to death. 

The natives were very kind to the Spaniards, letting them stay on their land and giving them recourses, but all Columbus and his people did were use the natives and proceed to try and take over their population. Speaking of population, in North America Columbus admitted to killing around 12 MILLION natives.

Yes, Columbus may have traveled the world and brought Christianity to the Americas along with other goods and paved the way for the worlds most known and used trade route (later used for the trading of slaves), but this dose NOT mean it needs to be a holiday.

For years, natives have struggled to get through this day, as it reminds them of the torture and pain their people had to endure. It also is not really accepted by African Americansas Columbus made the trade route possible, as I said before, later leading to the distribution of slaves.

GET RID OF COLUMBUS DAY

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