Tag Archives: Columbus Day

No Mention Of Indigenous Peoples In Columbus Day Proclamation From Trump (Because Obama Did That)

Via press release from the White House: Columbus’s spirit of determination and adventure has provided inspiration to generations of Americans. On Columbus Day, we honor his remarkable accomplishments as a navigator, and celebrate his voyage into the unknown expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. His expedition formed the initial bond between Europe and the Americas, and changed the world forever. Today, ...

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Ben Shapiro Apologizes And Deletes Racist Columbus Day Video For Its “Broad-Based Stereotyping”

Yesterday Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire drew gasps on social media when it posted a Columbus Day video which depicted Native Americans as literal bloodthirsty cannibals who were saved from their own savagery by kindly Christopher Columbus, who bestowed literacy, science, and “not-scalping” upon them. Shapiro at first defended the clip as merely clumsy satire, but this afternoon he has reversed. ...

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Ben Shapiro’s Site Notes Columbus Day With Video Mocking Native Americans As Bloodthirsty Cannibals

Mediaite reports: To celebrate Columbus Day this year, right-wing pundit Ben Shapiro’s website posted a video apparently excusing ethnic genocide by depicting Native Americans as cannibals and savages who weren’t tamed until white Europeans came to America and took their land. The Daily Wire’s animated video begins with a caption that sarcastically reads, “The North American indigenous people are a ...

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Trump Breaks With Recent Presidents, Omits Mention Of Native Americans In Columbus Day 2017 Proclamation

Fortune reports: Columbus Day has become a fraught holiday in the United States, but you wouldn’t know it from President Trump’s official proclamation. Published on the official White House website, the statement heralds Christopher Columbus for “setting the stage for the development of our great Nation” and “inspiring countless others to pursue their dreams and convictions—even in the face of ...

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John Oliver On Columbus Day

On last night’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver they asked, “Columbus Day: How is this still a thing?”

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