This perspective of Elmina slave castle in Ghana eerily resembles a ship about to set sail. “In everlasting memory of the anguish of our ancestors. May those who died rest in peace. May those who return find their roots. May humanity never again perpetrate such injustice against humanity. We, the living vow to uphold this.”
My entire grade is doing opinion pieces on if we think we should celebrate Columbus day as a school and as a city. and if not, what should we do.
Now a strong, and logical, argument from Italian Americans is that Columbus day is the only day to celebrate Italian heritage in America.
But during my research, I found out all of October is Italian Heritage month. so, like, I get they really want their day, but you got the whole fucking month to celebrate your heritage. And not having one day of the month isn’t gonna hurt you.
Now I can only speak from my perspective, but if you change Columbus day to a day like Indigenous peoples day, there is still technically 31 days of Italian Heritage. Now Columbus landed in the Caribean, and Caribean Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and Native American (American Indian) heritage month each have 30 days (June, September 15-October 15, and November respectively), and African-American history month has 29 days at most. Now those are all the groups at the top of my head that were affected by Columbus, all having fewer days than Italian heritage month. Now, I am a bit biased being someone of Puerto Rican descent, but people of Italian heritage shouldn’t really be complaining about losing a day for thing guy.
idk. Just my two cents. And I can completely get if you disagree. So if you do disagree, try to convince me otherwise. If anything, it will help me with my essay.