Why not call it Happy “I Got Lost and Killed A Bunch of People For No Good Reason and Opened Up the Atlantic Slave Trade” Day?
Or “I Never Even Stepped On North American Soil But I Get All the Credit For Founding It” Day?
Or my personal favorite: “I Know, Like a Billion People Were Here Already But I’mma Take Credit For ‘Discovering’ America, Anyway, Day.”
Yeah, no. We don’t celebrate Christopher Columbus or the ridiculous holiday named for him. Check the video below to understand why, and, if your baby’s school is closed today in honor of the national holiday, make their time off count by taking a few minutes to do a little research on Columbus so that they know the truth about him, his journey, and the devastation he wreaked on the indigenous people of this land.