Liberals Taking Over Columbus Day?
by TexasGOPVote on October 12, 2009 at 1:05 PM
Happy Columbus day! ...or not. According to an AP article, the liberal left is starting to incorporate a darker side of Christopher Columbus into our elementary schools.
Columbus' stature in U.S. classrooms has declined somewhat through the years, and many districts will not observe his namesake holiday on Monday.
...In Texas, students start learning in the fifth grade about the "Columbian Exchange" — which consisted not only of gold, crops and goods shipped back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean, but diseases carried by settlers that decimated native populations.
At a New Jersey school, the "politically correct" agenda called for this lesson:
The students were forced to stand in a cafeteria and not allowed to eat while other students teased and intimidated them — apparently so they could better understand the suffering indigenous populations endured because of Columbus, Korten said.
Christopher Columbus has always been an important part of our American history. Is it really necessary to stop this celebration of America's history and subject young children to every one of Columbus' imperfections?