Dominant history is written by the “victors” – so many people in the US think Columbus Day is something to celebrate.
But we need to search no further than Columbus’ own words to find out why this holiday is so disturbing. This comic shows what European colonizers had to say about how colonization works, and it gives us an important perspective on what we really need to know about our nation’s history.
Happy International Day of Solidarity with Indigenous People.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 4 Ways to Celebrate Columbus Day (Without Celebrating Columbus Day)
- Why Racial Justice Work Needs to Address Settler Colonialism and Native Rights
Alli Kirkham is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism and blogger, cartoonist, and intersectional feminist. Alli earned a BA in English Literature from Cal Poly Pomona in 2011 and uses it as an excuse to blog about books while swearing a lot. When she isn’t cartooning for Everyday Feminism or cursing at popular fiction, she posts cartoons and other silly things on her Tumblr. Check her out on Twitter @.