Why the US celebrates Columbus Day

Should Columbus Day be Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

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In past decades, Christopher Columbus has gone from unquestioned US hero to problematic figure. For centuries, the destruction and disease he ushered into the Americas have been set aside, allowing the myth of a pioneering sailor who discovered America and proved the world was round to embed itself in US culture. But as this myth has been increasingly confronted with brutal historical facts, things have started to change.

While Columbus still has a national holiday in his honor, complete with parades and celebrations, there are many people fighting to dismantle the myth that surrounds him and choosing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead.

Watch this video to understand how Columbus became a US icon over time and why his status is in question today.


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100+ komento:

Vox
Vox:
Correction: At 00:32 we incorrectly say that Columbus never set foot on North American soil. Columbus landed in Central America and the Caribbean which are both regions in North America. We meant to say that Columbus never reached the United States. We regret the error.
Neil LeFrancis
Neil LeFrancis:
*”In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus got us a day off school.”*

-Eric Cartman
Sam Weber
Sam Weber:
“You never heard about the other explorers”
Continent is named after Amerigo Vespucci
courteo
courteo:
All they did was lie to us in school.
SupraSonic snk
SupraSonic snk:
This should just be a history lesson not a holiday, there is nothing to celebrate about
Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars:
I love the presentation Vox gives, but I don't personally now what is biased and what isn't (apparently y'all think they are extremely biased) Is there any channel that is ideologically opposite of Vox with similar production style?
Nick Valenti
Nick Valenti:
They knew the world was round in the 1490s and now in 2018 people are something else
Shaurav
Shaurav:
Well Columbus did not reach India, but 6 years later Vasco De Gama did reach India.
We Indians cant even think of celebrating Vasco day, it would be a crime knowing the fact what India faced after arrival of Europeans.
Kal Solo
Kal Solo:
The guy at 4:30 totally looks and sounds like a Native American George W Bush...
Landy
Landy:
Y'all act like Spain didn't know the man was evil and took away his power in the new world. 💀 It's not judging from today's perspective, people were saying the same about his brutality 500 years ago. 🤷🏽‍♀️
Aa Clips
Aa Clips:
In South Dakota we don’t celebrate Columbus Day, we celebrate Native American day instead.
Precious Torres
Precious Torres:
i wish the name of my people was mentioned. the people were my ancestors, the Taíno.
dec
dec:
The winners of history are the ones who write it!
SunnyD
SunnyD:
Legend has it that Columbus is still sailing aboard the Santa María in search of India to this very day
Roseline Niyigaba
Roseline Niyigaba:
He is no hero..90% of a natives were killed , kidnapped...etc...
Atticus V
Atticus V:
As of June 2020; One Columbus statue has been thrown into a lake and another has literally been decapitated. If only he were alive to say he discovered lakes and decapitation.
Carl Posada
Carl Posada:
man atleast that one friar writer is honest, as he kept writing what actually happen during Columbus's campaign, and he didnt hide the facts
Arne Roscam
Arne Roscam:
There are great video's explaining how many of Columbus' diaries are mistranslated. He was, in that time, a pretty good dude to the indegenous people
Lynx Marquez HQ
Lynx Marquez HQ:
How else comes from school
👇
Rodrigo Martínez
Rodrigo Martínez:
Christopher Columbus never knew he had landed in a new continent, he thought he was in India
Mo Success Gaming
Mo Success Gaming:
Only Christopher we acknowledge is Wallace...
Roan the Delphox
Roan the Delphox:
*Leaf Erikson*: "Hinga dinga durgen?" (That's "Am I a joke to you?" in Ancient Norse.)
Gianni Meagher_2
Gianni Meagher_2:
Christopher Columbus EXPOSED
Lavinia Dennis
Lavinia Dennis:
to be fair, we dont care who the holiday is for.



A day off school is a day off school!
John Spinelli
John Spinelli:
False, the Knights of Columbus were founded by the Irish. Fr. McGivney to be exact
Ketchupsucks
Ketchupsucks:
4:28 that guy looks and sounds like George W Bush with a wig and makeup
Marcus Crassus
Marcus Crassus:
if your hero in this era you’ll become the villain in the next era
Brett Fairchild
Brett Fairchild:
4:31 I thought this was George W Bush lol
patpat
patpat:
Meanwhile in Canada.......Happy thanksgiving!!!!
Richard
Richard:
I still have to work columbus day, so it shouldn’t be a holiday.
Fluffy Ferret
Fluffy Ferret:
I (non American) never knew this thing existed
paco ramon
paco ramon:
Because Ponce de Leon day, sounds too long.
Leb ofkay
Leb ofkay:
That moment when the truth is more complicated than “good” or “bad” :-J good try vox, take 2
liszt
liszt:
And what about Amerigo Vespucci - the man "America" is named after?
Kirby Sword
Kirby Sword:
The capital of ohio is named "Columbus"
Opiniones de JACC's Opinions
Opiniones de JACC's Opinions:
Columbus Day, Indigenous peoples' Day, how 'bout instead we go with Afro-Eurasia Americas Reunion Day?

#AfroEurasiaAmericasReunionDay #ColumbusDay #IndigenousPeoplesDay
That Random Guy Otherwise Known as Roman.
That Random Guy Otherwise Known as Roman.:
No mention that Columbus was actually arrested? Okay just saying.
Meat Scepter
Meat Scepter:
Here we go ... again!
Yeet Man
Yeet Man:
We need this day for an off day
Abrahan G
Abrahan G:
In central and just Latin America countries they celebrate him as he brought over their religion (Catholicism) well from what I've heard in El Salvador
Pablo Azanza Gonzalez
Pablo Azanza Gonzalez:
And spain ?
rooples pooples
rooples pooples:
Anyone else notice the guy at 4:35 sounds almost exactly like George Bush
jiyaaa
jiyaaa:
shoutout to mr huezo for assigning this! you're a real one
william butzke
william butzke:
Is that George W in a wig at 04:29?
Exauce Mayunga
Exauce Mayunga:
I'm not complaining, at least I got a day off
Picanto
Picanto:
1:54 lmao they DO say they weren’t peaceful 😂
AEW sMark
AEW sMark:
How do you discover something when people were already there?
LemmingsGoPOP!
LemmingsGoPOP!:
The Italians. There, I explained it for you.
Tori P.
Tori P.:
I wish we didn’t...as nice as it is to have a day off he doesn’t deserve to be remembered.
Julian Stephens
Julian Stephens:
Go watch the Prager U video about Columbus
Hey Hey Hey
Hey Hey Hey:
Yay! Columbus, GA! We made it to VOX! Lol
Miniature Jayhawk
Miniature Jayhawk:
Nice Continent you have there...

...would be a shame if someone...

...DISCOVERED IT !!!
Uday Rathod
Uday Rathod:
Thank you Columbus for not discovering real India.....
Reese Fields
Reese Fields:
Anybody notice the evil Nun at 3:22?
Wow Taser
Wow Taser:
It’s Columbus Day today and if there is no school today than thank you Columbus but if no school wish me luck.
Ice_Vision
Ice_Vision:
That was my procect
PIYUSH MATE
PIYUSH MATE:
I never knew that he didn't step a foot on American soil. Thanks for the fact.
Enoch Clark Zhao
Enoch Clark Zhao:
"Most countries are formed with the help of myths and heros, to forge a sense of unity and belonging."
Shoo, and we always criticize North Korea and China, when we do the exact same propagandas.
Brintendo
Brintendo:
My birthday :D!
Beemer
Beemer:
Meh. If it's that important, then just rename the holiday to "indigenous people day." Seems like more of a non-issue than anything.
Zain Chupacabra
Zain Chupacabra:
I'm very proud that I barely saw any mention of Columbus Day a couple days ago.
Orlando Godinez
Orlando Godinez:
I took an AP class of History and my teacher told us the Truth of what happened but I already knew that. The only reason you were lied at from such young age is because which person would tell some 8 9 10 years olds that some guy managed to massacre the Natives.
Katie Cross
Katie Cross:
That's why I celebrate LEIF ERIKSON DAY!!!!!!
scorpion37F
scorpion37F:
is that a young George W. at 4:30?
Colby Got Cars
Colby Got Cars:
2020
Kenny Lauderdale
Kenny Lauderdale:
Wow
Music is Life
Music is Life:
It’s because Columbus Short stumped the yard🙏🏿
Who Dis
Who Dis:
Bruh why celebrate an explorer who didn't even find what he was looking for lol
Jess Jess
Jess Jess:
I thought the US was built on delusion and this just proves it 🤦🏾‍♀️
Amor di Pasta LLC
Amor di Pasta LLC:
Thank you Colombo for anticipated Russian to invade America, few miles away!
One statue from Colombo on every town.
Killer and slavery mistake was British and Spanish.
Said the true to the American and be respectful for a country that reject wars on the constitution.
Shifly
Shifly:
this video is full of contradictory statements from the sources they cite also everything mentioned about Columbus is taken second hand none of his original writings survived
German
German:
At least it gets me out of school well used to quarantine
Justin Hawkins
Justin Hawkins:
We should talk more about the dude they briefly flashed up there, Bartolome de las Casas. That dude is rarely talked about but he was a very early opponent to slavery. We act like slavery was inevitable and met with no resistance. The truth is of course much more talked about. It was incredibly brave to speak out against monarchical policy.
Mahadev Biswas
Mahadev Biswas:
Wow 😯
Ci Wa
Ci Wa:
Thanks for this.
Nijeal Houzah
Nijeal Houzah:
Columbus Day, huh? That sounds interesting.
Naim R
Naim R:
We actually learn all about these explorers in schools
Aaron Partin
Aaron Partin:
Lol, it was released on Lief Erickson day.
Clos MasMas
Clos MasMas:
In Hawaii, we don’t celebrate Columbus Day in school because it occurs during fall break
mubarak olad
mubarak olad:
If the devil was a person 🤣
Taylor
Taylor:
Columbus Day was never a holiday to me because my school never had off. It was just another day.
Bimmer Won
Bimmer Won:
Columbus Day definitely still needs to be celebrated because I don’t want to go to school on Monday.
FORGEMASTER
FORGEMASTER:
Wonder where he went in the afterlife?
Ant_TonyLOL KID
Ant_TonyLOL KID:
1:21 THE WORLDS NOT ROUND! CONSPIRACY!!!!
Carlos Rojas
Carlos Rojas:
I mean, that's how conquering works, right? :l
Beyale
Beyale:
This is dum the natives should have this day
Mr Daddy
Mr Daddy:
Cristobal Colon was his name, so you’re wrong yo begin with, we do not call George washing Jorge Washington 🧐
Hair on screen
Hair on screen:
Isnt it called thanksgiving?
Slay Sick
Slay Sick:
Something similar was shown in sopranos
Spooky Carrie
Spooky Carrie:
this channel is sooo interesting
Felix
Felix:
Wait what?
Im Thelma
Im Thelma:
We Do?
vinay kella
vinay kella:
Those who live holiday must have voted in favour
M M
M M:
Guy at 4:30 looks and sounds like George W Bush. Weird!
Senor Private
Senor Private:
well columbus brutality does represent america in some way
Declan Brennan
Declan Brennan:
So "South North America" is "Central America" ? Now it's all crystal clear. :-)
MikeJ 2016
MikeJ 2016:
Happy Leif Ericson day Hinga binga bergen.
C H
C H:
Antifa channel?
MG
MG:
2:18 is the picture from a German painter or why is the title German?
Joy Khanfour
Joy Khanfour:
That just proves how "smart" Americans are