It’s Columbus Day U.S.A. -2014


Don’t get all huffy- we all know Columbus didn’t discover the Americas and that he had some personal and political issues that haunted his life. Whether you like the guy or not, I think his contribution to the awareness of the Americas is important.

So the guy was a little off in his trajectory to India. If he hadn’t been wrong, who knows how long it would have taken for the rest of western civilization to cross the pond and settle. Not that everything and everyone who came after Columbus was wanted, welcomed, kind, or courteous. However, I do acknowledge that history happens for a reason and I’m glad there’s a North and South America (Thank you Amerigo Vespucci).

This is an updated and reposted post.

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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.

4 thoughts on “It’s Columbus Day U.S.A. -2014”

  1. As a child I was fascinated by Christopher Columbus. I remember making so many projects every October. Through my veins flows the blood of the Spaniard(as well as a few other European “tribes”) as well as that of the Indians they conquered. Years ago in France someone trying to describe me with no form of prejudice but mere observation used the term ‘half white and half red’. I think that triggered such a different view in me as to the role played by ‘conquering nations’ something to date worldwide we continue to do. I still like Christopher Columbus, he was after all a mere employee.

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