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Feliz Dia De La Raza — Reflections From a Murky Pond
Feliz Dia De La Raza Today, October 12, large swaths of Spanish-speaking people will celebrate their own version of Columbus Day, Dia De La Raza (Day Of The Race). It's celebrated on October 12 because on that day in 1492 Christopher Columbus landed in the New World but it is not a celebration of Columbus' "discovery." It's a celebration of Spain and Portugal's colonization of Central and South America and the creation of the Hispanic "race."