Indigenous Peoples Day
So the message for the students: it's okay to lie, exploit, enslave, and colonize poeple in the pursuit of personal wealth. Because 500 years later he still gets honored.
Thank goodness for historian and author Howard Zinn who depicts the often neglected facts of American history in his book A People's History of the United States!
No doubt Columbus was a historical figure, but let's teach all the facts.
Let's honor those generous native people who are often forgotten.