Other than trying to figure out what businesses are closed and what is open on Columbus Day, many Americans barely give the day a thought. What’s that rhyme, “1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue?” Most can site that, but may not fully understand why many fellow Americans feel it’s inappropriate to recognize Columbus Day. The website Reconsider Columbus Day.org has partnered with The United Confederation of Taino People, Rethinking Schools Online, International Indian Treaty Council and Nu Heights Cinema to bring this message asking people to think more about what Columbus Day actually means to America. There is a link on the web site to sign a petition for a national holiday for Native Americans.
Here is the PSA about Reconsidering Columbus Day:
If you want to reconsider Columbus Day, here are a few facts about Christopher Columbus.