Why the Woke Perspective on Columbus Day Is Wrong

Posted on AllSides October 10th, 2022
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AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Eric Albrecht

Today’s woke perspective condemns Columbus Day as an unworthy holiday. However, a circumspect understanding of history offers numerous reasons why Columbus should not only be celebrated, but also why his qualities of character make him an exemplary figure worthy of emulation for all time.

First, it’s ironic that criticism of Columbus Day emanates from the left in America for Columbus never set foot on or even saw any territory that later became part of the continental United States. Columbus’ four expeditions to the New World between 1492 and 1504 were...

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