Italian-North Americans — especially those of us with roots in the Mezzogiorno (and I include the Ciociaria and Abruzzo here) — don’t need a Genoese genocidal rapist as our hero.
It’s time to eliminate Columbus Day.
It’s time for #IndigenousPeoplesDay
Some good reading and watching:
- ‘All Indians Are Dead?’ At Least That’s What Most Schools Teach Children
- Word association with First Peoples: Christopher Columbus
- Dismantling Columbus and the Power of the Present