Monday was Columbus day, an American holiday. But Oregon's calendar of "diversity events" makes no mention of this day. Rather they focus on:
Oct 12 NATIONAL DAY IN SPAIN. This holiday commemorates the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus and Spain’s gaining of a colonial empire.
Good enough for Spain, not good enough for America.
Oct 12 TALK AND DISCUSSION: "COLUMBUS: HERO OR MENACE?" Chemeketa Community College, Multicultural Center, Salem, Oregon. 1-2:30pm. Free. All welcome. Instructor Taylor Marrow will speak. Sponsored by the Multicultural Center and the Cultural Forum. INFO: 503/399-5143.
I'm guessing that Columbus won't be refered to as a "hero" at this talk. Something along the lines of "genocidal maniac who began America's colonialism and oppression of indigeounous people" is probably what you would here.
Oct 12-13 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY. Chemeketa Community College, Student and Multicultural Centers, Salem, Oregon. 10am-3pm. Free. All welcome. Sponsored by the Multicultural Center and the Cultural Forum. INFO: 503/399-5143.
This is celebrated because "In recent years, the holiday (Columbus Day) has been rejected by many people who view it as a celebration of conquest and genocide. In its place, Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated. "
Can one of you goo liberals explain to me how you got this way? Did your mothers not love you?