Christopher Columbus Essay | Should Columbus Day Be Celebrated?

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Should Columbus Day Be Celebrated?

Summary: Talks about how Christopher Columbus was really a villain and not the hero that Columbus Day makes him out to be.
Although Christopher Columbus may have brought America to the attention of the civilized world, he did not discover it. Most people believe that by celebrating Columbus Day we are celebrating the discovery of America. How can we say America was even "discovered" if there were people living here before? They should be the ones who we celebrate, but instead we celebrate the man who destroyed those people and their culture. America should not celebrate Columbus Day because in doing so America is celebrating Christopher Columbus and the destruction he produced.

One argument that Michael S. Berliner states in his "The Christopher Columbus Controversy: Western Civilization vs. Pritivism" is that

"the vilified Western culture also brought enormous, un-dreamed-of benefits, without which most of today's Indians would be definitely poorer or not even alive."

By 1650 there were no Indians or decendents of the Indians still alive on...

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