Rethinking Columbus: Mid Term Break

by Tristan Davis

As many people are aware, the calendar indicates that this Monday is Columbus Day. While many schools give students the day off and call it Columbus Day break, Hilbert has decided to call it Mid Term break. I have heard many people ask why Hilbert Calls it Mid Term break and does not celebrate Columbus Day. This article will shed some light on the reason why.

Columbus sailed to the island that he named Espanola and here he met the native people called the Arawaks. These people greeted Columbus and Columbus even said that these people seemed to have no idea of war. Columbus thought that these people had tons of gold as they presented him with gold but what was not known was that the gold had been collected over years. After no gold was given to Columbus the Arawaks were rounded up, some were killed, and others were enslaved. Those who tried to run from

Columbus sailed to the island that he named Espanola (now Hispaniola, comprising Haiti and The Dominican Republic), and here he met the native people called the Arawaks. These people greeted Columbus kindly, who remarked that they seemed to have no idea of war. Columbus thought that these people had tons of gold, as they presented him with gold but what was not known was that the gold had been collected over years. After no gold was given to Columbus the Arawaks were rounded up, some were killed, and others were enslaved. Those who tried to run from

Columbus thought that these people had large reserves of gold because they presented him with gold. What was not known was that the gold had been collected over many years. After no more gold was given to Columbus, the Arawaks were rounded up, some were killed, and others were enslaved. Those who tried to run from slavery were hunted down by dogs that were trained to kill. Columbus set up a system of slavery that would continue to worsen even when he was not in charge. Out of a population of 100,000 people in

Columbus set up a system of slavery that would continue to worsen even when he was no longer in charge. Out of a population of 100,000 people in 1492, only about 200 were left in 1542. Columbus set up this system of murder and slavery of indigenous people and it is for this reason that many institutions are beginning to move away from Columbus Day and are calling this holiday something else.

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