Columbus celebrated, but why?

October 13, 2014 3:49 PM

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There are two individuals in American history who have federal holidays named after them: the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Christopher Columbus.

While Dr. King was the prominent voice during the civil rights movement who sought equality for all people, Columbus was little more than an opportunistic explorer who greatly misjudged his navigational skills and gave approval to rape, dismemberment and the murder of infants. So why do we honor Col...

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