Nearly 60 percent of respondents to a recent poll on the controversial holiday said they thought observing columbus day was a good idea christopher columbus himself notched a 56 percent approval rating the italian explorer credited with discovering america apparently still has some fans despite his. On the other hand, some argue that columbus day should continue to be honored the order of sons of italy in america argue that because of the sentimental connection of the holiday within the us it should be celebrated the united states has long celebrated columbus day and many artifacts of the. “with or without columbus, italians will continue to celebrate their sacrifices and contributions to this great country and this great city,” buscaino said after the vote before the decision, native american activists took part in a prayer and ceremonial dance inside city hall meanwhile, italian americans voiced. “those supposed leaders in the italian-american community who oppose indigenous peoples' day on the same day as columbus day do not speak for all of us of italian descent,” writes margaret viggiani do you think the united states should continue to recognize columbus day as an official holiday. Activists continue columbus push as fight roils - new york city, ny - the indigenous peoples day celebration will be in full swing as the columbus as the third annual indigenous peoples celebration is held on monday – columbus day – on randall's island, native american activists said their goals.
That is why we celebrate columbus day each year, and why we should continue to do so not to celebrate the deaths of native americans or even to celebrate him crossing the atlantic (which is an astonishing feat in and of itself), but to celebrate the “discovery” of the continent where the greatest nation to. Although columbus was not the first explorer to set foot in the western hemisphere, his landing at san salvador island in what is now the bahamas was very important it opened the way for the settlement of america by europeans it is probable that the first celebration honoring the event was held in 1792 columbus day. Since columbus day 2015, at least 14 communities in the united states have passed measures designating the second monday in october we should question why we as americans continue to celebrate him without knowing the true history of his legacy, and why a holiday was created in the first place.
He added: we should question why we as americans continue to celebrate him without knowing the true history of his legacy, and why a holiday was created in the first place he never landed in the usa this, we should mention, is true: what columbus came upon was actually the bahamas archipelago. “la city council can do whatever they want, but bob kellar will continue to celebrate columbus day” being offended or insulted by columbus day is reasonable, according to martin espino, who guest teaches native american culture and music in local schools “there are a lot of people who find it very. On monday, oct 9, schools and offices across the united states will be closed for what is sometimes called columbus day what had been largely a celebration of italian-american became a federal holiday, and instead of learning about the atrocities he committed, students began to learn a cutesy rhyme. You'll read and hear a lot of things like this: christopher columbus was a genocidal rapist and slave trader, the godfather of the american holocaust our mother's resources, our governments, our religion we will survive and continue to govern our mother and her resources for the good of all for all time.
The change to indigenous peoples day means that workers will be granted the same benefit “we should question why we as americans continue to celebrate him without knowing the true history of his legacy, and why a holiday was created in the first place he never landed in the usa,” leo killsback, phd, a citizen of the. The cities of phoenix, denver and the state of vermont are celebrating indigenous peoples' day instead of columbus day on monday “we should question why we as americans continue to celebrate him without knowing the true history of his legacy, and why a holiday was created in the first place. Before coluimbus, europeans had not known that american continent after columbus¡ discovery, europeans started to settle in america some americans think that columbus day should not be a national holiday howevcer, columbus day should be celebrated because columbis is the first european who initiated contact. But yet we stand by this geneocidal tactic of celebrating one who didn't just marginalize a people, but mutilated them though he may be long dead, his legacy is not the social consequences of invasion of the americas continue through this day, not to mention the impact on our environment all must pull.
Pro: columbus was a man of his time, his achievements are worth celebrating this year's columbus day celebrations will spark strong debate over the explorer's legacy, but by looking at columbus in the big picture of history, one a first: presidential statue offensive to native americans to be removed. Columbus day will be celebrated on monday, oct 9 columbus' legacy has been a source of controversy in new york city mayor bill de blasio has created a commission to determine whether monuments to historical figures on public grounds are “oppressive and inconsistent with the values of new york.
Why does he have his own holiday columbus day was informally celebrated by various italian- and catholic-american communities as far back as the late 1700s anti-catholic and anti-italian sentiments were common in the us at the time, and columbus served as an uplifting symbol for these. I dislike columbus day for the same reasons that all decent people dislike columbus day — but i dread it because of the inevitable op-ed written by some cafone claiming that we should continue celebrating a genocidal maniac on account of how it is also a celebration of our glorious italian-american.
Yes of corse why without him we would not be here, like we would be in europe or somewhere else and plus he taught us that we do not need to believe in extremely stupid legend about the world is flat and on top of all he told us to explore the earth and break the rules of the stupid legendes posted by: leoley. In tulsa, we'd rather focus on native american day and the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of tribes to the area” while henry thinks “there's room to observe (both days) side by side,” he does hope that tulsans celebrating columbus or their european heritage will consider the message of native. First known american celebrations of columbus day occurred in 1792 in new york city (on the 300th anniversary of his voyage) but the indians asked why there should be a “celebration” of the man who opened the door to a flood of europeans who vociferous debates and protests those debates continue to this day. If america does not keep its unjust history in front of itself, it will never learn, never grow, and never mature if america merely replaces the celebration of its racist roots of discovery with another celebration, it is destined to repeat its failures so i propose that we keep october 12 as columbus day but turn it.