with eyes open wide
I wish I had been able to post this closer to Columbus Day! Better late than never…
Though this isn’t the most well written article, the author makes her point – stop giving all the attention to Columbus and state the facts as they really are. These lands were always here and were inhabited for tens of thousands of years before Christopher Columbus happened upon them. The indigenous populations lived just fine and happily without the Europeans!
We need to STOP teaching our children that the Europeans were in the right to commercially exploit the foreign lands. The truth is that the Europeans robbed the indigenous and pushed them out of their homes because they felt superior.