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Should we celebrate Columbus?

–Update–Click Here to read #18 – Examining the Reputation of Columbus–

After reading about Christopher Columbus, should we take a day off in October to celebrate his life? Why or why not?

Start by clicking here, and taking this poll.

Then come back here, and add your comment! Remember, to recieve credit, you must use your name, and it must be appropriate, no slang or curse words.

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89 Comments»

  brandon stanford wrote @

columbus is a rapist and a murderer

  JOSE VILLAFANA wrote @

YES WILL CELEBRATE HIS DAY BECAUSE WE GET A DAY OFF

  Francis wrote @

We should celebrate his life so we can have a day off.

  Lariza Gaspar wrote @

I think we shouldn’t celebrate Columbus Day because its disgusting what he did. He raped and killed Indigenous people for no reason.

  yesenia wrote @

No i do not think we should celebrate it because its not fair there giving him pride for something he did that was not rigth .

  Dion Brackett wrote @

I do not think we should not celebrate Columbus because what would you think if someone rapes your mother would yu still celebrate that day I dont think you would cause I know I wouldnt

  Johnathon Willis wrote @

Would you want somebody to celabrte a dude that raped yo mother, gandma, girlfreind, or little siters right in front of you…….I didn’t think so

  Jessica Mata wrote @

no we should not celebrate columbias because they raped some latinos and that no fair.At the same time yes because we get a day of but i grather to not celebrate columbias day

  Symone wrote @

i dont think we should from readin the story because i never knew he was so sick minded its sad how some people dont even know about him and think he just a great guy but in the real hes a bad guy i dont understand why would any one do such a thing

  Bernice wrote @

i think we shouldnt celebrate it because of what he did to the latinos…..why waste your time just to try to harm people….wht did he win out of dat…!what he did was really wrong….!!!!!

  brenda A. wrote @

so we can get a day of off school so i can get some rest beacauls i stay up all night doing homework

  Gloria wrote @

In my opinion is that we shouldn’t celebrate him kiling, and raping women. That is just something you don’t do because its wrong!!!!!!!!

  jorge gutierrez wrote @

no we shout no selevrate the critofer colomvus

  KEOSHA BOOKER wrote @

I THINK THAT WE SHOULDNT CELEBRATE COLUMBUS BECAUSE HE IS NOT A GOOD MAN HE IS A COWARD HE RAPES FEMALES AND FEED THEM TO DOGS OMG DATZ CRAZY BUT I WOULDNT CELEBRATE IT ANYWAY
BYE BYE HE IS JUST SLOW MAN IF E WAS ALIVE STILL HE WOULD GET IT

  Lezare.B wrote @

i think its cool that we get days off but its stupid the reason why though,i mean come on who kills people and gets a holiday if thats the case we should get a day off everyday

  Zjhadae Dubois wrote @

Christopher Columbus is a DISGRACE to this country. I think he is super wrong for doing what he did, he Raped, Killed, and Treated them with total disrespect. IT WAS THERE LAND he had no right. He claims he “DISCOVERED” the land……

  Tashaniqua Stine wrote @

i think we sould not because that was wrong wat he did n i think he is a rude n why did they even started columbus day if he did those thing to the people

  dwayne wrote @

i think we should celebrate culumbus day because we get a day off of school.

  L. wrote @

Although I Do Want The Day Off, IT Isnt Right To Celebrate the Life Of A Man Who Tortured And Violated SEVERAL! Innocent People….

Just Think About What If What If You Were One Of Those Innocent People, Being MOLESTED…AND TORTURED…For No Apparent Reason Other Than hey Felt Like It….

  aubrey ross wrote @

I think we should celebrate colombus because he was by himself traveling from place to place.I know that he beat,raped,and turn people into slaves but he should still be celebrated in a bad way

  Michelle Ramirez wrote @

I think we shouldn’t celebrate that holiday because he treated the indigenous people wrong and he killedthem too .Also he wasnt the first one to step in the united states so why celebrate Columbus Day…

  Nayely wrote @

In my opinion i think we shouldnt celebrate this holiday because if we do its just like if we were saying that what he did to the Indigenous people is is right when its not .People celebrate it for the wrong reasons and that is wrong .

  eduardo wrote @

i dont realy care…..

  Devante O’connor wrote @

No, I think we shouldnt celebrate Columbus day because he isnt the one that really found America. We shouldn’t also celebraye Columbus day because he use to beat.rape.torture,and kill people for no reason.

  Stephanie Guardia wrote @

No I don’t think we should celebrate his life because he killed inocent people for no reason just beacuse he felt like it. It hurt’s me more beacuse I am a latina. Ithought that he was a nice person , but after what I read I just can’t believe it . who knew ! Well this is why I think that we shouldn’t celebrate his life.

  mArCoS GoMeZ wrote @

nahH ….
We sHOulD nOt cElEBRateD c0LuMbUs BeCAuSE hE rApED AnD kIllEd LaTiNoS ……

  Karla..DK wrote @

¡I REALLY DONT THINK WE SHOULD CELEBRATE A MAN WHO KILLED AND RAPED INNOCENT PEOPLE!THIS IS LIKE WRONG!HE KILLED OUR PEOPLE!HE TOOK AWAY EVERYTHING AWAY FROM US HES A BAD MAN!HOW COULD YOO JUST CELEBRATE THIS MANS LIFE!HE DIDNT EVEN DISCOVER AMERICA!HE DOESNT DISERVE THIS!THIS IS LIKE CELEBRATING SOMEONE IN JAIL THAT RAPES PEOPLE!

  eduardo wrote @

i think what the person the need celebrate becose ther was mission on he descober what the world is circol

  cesar ortiz wrote @

I really think we should not celebrate Columbus because he has raped,kill,and beat lot of inocent people,some one like that should not be reminded.

  MARKELMARTIN wrote @

No we should not because he did a lot of bad things like beating, killing, and rapping people.

  Tamion wrote @

I THINK WE SHOULD CELEBRATE HIM, BECAUSE HE WAS THE FIRST ONE TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT DISCOVERING THE AMERICAS, BUT AT THE SAME TIME WHAT HE DID TO THOSE PEOPLE WAS WRONG. THERE’S MANY WHITE PEOPLE WHO DID HARMFUL THINGS TO AFRICAN AMRICANS, BUT WE CELEBRATE THEM TOO. SO I THINK THERE SHOULDNT BE CHOOSING OF SIDES ON WHICH TYPES OF PEOPLE GOT HARMED IN THE PAST, BECAUSE EITHER WAY EVERY TYPE OF PERSON WAS HARMED IN SOME WAY. SO IM ON THE YES SIDE, BUT KIND OF IN THE MIDDLE, ANOTHER GOOD THING IS THAT WE GET A DAY OFF OF SCHOOL!!!!

  johanna.c wrote @

No we should not celebrate Columbus because he is celebrated for killing many people and that is not right.Also he is said to be the one who found America and it is not true other people were there first.They were the indegeious people.

  Silvano Garcia wrote @

I don’t think that we should celebrate Christopher Columbus because he tortured and beat up many people.

  Lawrence De’Base wrote @

I think we should celebrate it because we get a day off and yes i know he raped and beat latinos but he did it for a reason everybody does things for a reason and were in the time of the world when it’s time to forgive in forget just like I do so yeah I can’t wait till october comes so i can have my day off

  DENISE:) wrote @

WE SHOULD GET A FREE DAY BUT WE SHOULDNT CELEBRATE BECAUSE THAT IS SO NOT COOL BECAUSE HE RAPED ,KILLED ,AND BEAT LATINOS .

  Luis Gallegos wrote @

I SAY THAT WE SHOULDN’T BECAUSE FIRST OF ALL HE WAS’T THE ONE THAT DISCOVERED THE U.S. HE WAS SUPPOSED TO LOOK TO FIND ANOTHER WAY TO GET TO CHINA OR INDIA. ALSO THAT WAS NOT RIGHT WHAT HE DID TO THOSE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. I DON’T THINK THAT WAS OKAY. HE DID THAT TO THOSE INNOCENT PEOPLE THAT DIDN’T ANYTHING TO DESERVE THIS KIND OF PUNISHMENT.

  ERiKA wrote @

i THiNK WE SHOULDNT CELEBRATE HiM BECAUSE RAPiNG AND KiLLiNG WOMEN iS NOT RiTE BECAUSE iTS WRONG..AND WHAT HE DiD TO LATiNOS iS WAS WRONG TO AND iT JUST WASTiNG TiME..SO WE SHULDNT CELEBRATE HiM CAUSE iT WAS FUGED UP WHATR HE DiD….

  burrell wrote @

I think that we shouldnt celebrate the holiday because he killed latino people. That kind of reminded me of how the white man did the African Americans back in the 50’s and 60’s.

  cristal.z wrote @

i say would should celebrate because we should have more holidays to get days off school…

  veikyli wrote @

we shouldnt because he killed people

  Javier P. wrote @

We Shouldnt celebrate it because he was a rapist and a murderer…….

  josue wrote @

i dont think we should columbus because he killed a lot of people.

  Eric L. wrote @

yes because don’t go to school and we can do fun things like partay…….

  AARON wrote @

NO WE SHOULD NOT BECAUSE HE GOT PEOPLE KILLED

  yasvet wrote @

no because he killed alots of people who were inecent that had nothing to do with it.

  mario wrote @

no cause he killed alot of idians

  CRIS F PER.4 wrote @

i really dont care if we celebrate his life or not he didnt do anything important but killing indains and he wasnt the first to discover america but hey we get day off

  davdmorales wrote @

no becase he kill people for noing.

  yasvet wrote @

yes because he made history…

  RONALD wrote @

I THINK WE SHOULDNT B ECAUSE HE KILLED INECENT PEOPLE BY RAPING THEM AND MUEREDING……..

  Abilenne C. wrote @

I believe that we should NOT celebrate his day!.All he did was that when he settled on the lands that he settled on he just killed people there and also broked down cultures and religions.It’s like if he got there and he started takeing over the lands from other people that was there already like the native americans [inigenous].>=[

  manuel wrote @

i really dont care..i just want the day off

  kadellbelton wrote @

yes i think we should celebrate Columbus day because we have a day off from school

  MAGDALENA GONZAGA wrote @

NO BECAUSE HE HUNT DOWN INDIANS TO BEAT ,RAP,AND THEN KILLTHEM. THEN THE INDIAN BODIES WERE DOG FOOD.ALSO HE HURT SOME OF MY RISE BECAUSE I AM LATINO AND I AM PROUD TO BE LATINO.

  Alex Castaneda wrote @

Yes we should celebrete because we can get a day off from scool and work.

  LaQuandra wrote @

I think we shouldnt celerbrate this holiday only because he did so many wrong things.Whats the point of celerbrating this fake holiday if it was all about death and rape.But,I still want to take the day off.

  ARTURO wrote @

YES CAUSE THEIR IS NO SCHOOL

  alejandro wrote @

THE GOOD THING IS THAT WE HAVE A DAY OFF SCHOOL AND THE BAD THING IS THAT HE KILLED A LOT OF paple

  MARICRUZ wrote @

I THINK WE SHOULDN’T CELEBRATE IT BECAUSE HE KILLED AND RAPED LATINOS. THE ONLY THING I THING WE SHOULD IS BECAUSE WE GET A DAY OF.

  LucyGuzy wrote @

all though i would love to have a day off from school, to me, it would be wrong because he raped killed and tourtured many innocent people…thats just so evil…
i would love to have the day off but i would not celebrate the life of someone as evil as him…sorry but i dont celebrate cruelty…

  daezaughn wrote @

no………he’s a rapist he raped young innocent people and he murdered innocent people thats not cool..$$$

  brittney clark wrote @

umg…nope he is a rapist like ewww thats nasty buhh i like that day off tho..

  Bryan Gonzalez wrote @

I think we shouldnt celebrate his holiday because of all the things he did to all those innocent people. How he treated them. The way they killed and tortured them. But the main concern i have is that he didnt have the right to take those people away from their culture and territories.

  OMARLOPEZ wrote @

NO SHOULD NOT TAKE THE DAY OFF BECAUSE HE KILLED A LOT OF PEOPLE.

  donnellharrell wrote @

Ithink that we should not celebrate columbus day becauce its not like a real holiday

  Yesenia B. wrote @

ii don’t think that we shoul celabrate somethiing that he diid wrong. that’s liike celabratiing everyone that kiilled some one. iit’s just wrong. he kiilled people and destroy theiir liives.

  erika wrote @

I THINK THAT WE SHOULD NOT CELEBRATE COLOMBUS DAY BECAUSE HE KILLED INOCCENT PEOPLE AND TOOK CHILDREN FROM THIR MOM’S..;(BUT AT HE SAME TIME YES BECAUSE WE GET A DAY OFF…;)

  Ana wrote @

Yes i think we should celebrated columbus day because that way we could get a day off from school but even though he a rapist i not doing it for him.

  Alex Castaneda wrote @

we should celebrate beacuse we get to get a day off

  ANGEL MATA wrote @

I THINK WE SHOULD because I DO NOT WANT 2 COME TO SCHOOL.

  Gustavo wrote @

No we shoulden’t because he killed innocent indians!

  .::RENDY::. wrote @

i think we should not celebrate columbus day because he didnt discover america…….and because he killed and raped latinos………..

  Jessica Hernandez wrote @

i tihnk no we shoulldn’t because columbus is a killer and he dont take showers

  Shorty Mac wrote @

no we should not celebrate he’s a rapist but its a good day off.

  JONATHAN LOPEZ wrote @

NAHH WE SHOULDNT FOO KILLED A ISSH LOAD OF PEPOLE

  isabel wrote @

i say that we shouldn’t celebrate columbus day because what he did has no name, he its out of his mine if he thinks we going to be celebrating his day thats a no no

  Victor Lorenzo wrote @

I really dont care because that is the past…I just want the day off

  EuLaLIa wrote @

NaHh we should not celebrate columbus cause he kill people for nothing……..but we should get our free day off……….

  Anonymous wrote @

I DONT THINK WE SHOULD CELEBRATE HIS LIFE CUS HE IS MEST UP

  MAGALI BELTRAN wrote @

Well i realy dont think we should celebrate Columbus day because he realy didnt discover America and its realy messed up what he did to the indigenous people.He disrespected them,killed them,and feed there bodies to his dogs witch is realy crappy!!!!!=]

  ortencia wrote @

no we shouldn’t becuause he was wrong for going that to those people why did they even make it a hoilyday when he raped those people thats just not right

  unaiti wrote @

no,i dont think we should celebrate columbus life.he killed all of those innocent indians.But i do think we should get a day off

  Erick Alegria wrote @

no
its true what brandon said that he was a rapist
but Eric Lopez made a better piont that we can
PARTAY
so no we shouldnt

  jennifer wrote @

yes we should because we dont go to school
and for we could celebrate his life…

  jessica wrote @

i really dont know if i should take his side because he raped poor innocent girls but then he did find america .if it wasnt for him we wouldnt be here.we woud probaly be in china or india .or in EUROPE.But then he did abuse indians and murder them and then he made the indigeous people slaves.it is kinda hard to choose a side between a murder,rapist,and a abuser {disgusting man}.AND THEN AMERICA.

  alejandro wrote @

i think the we show not celebrate because he repead and killed people.

  Bridget Cisneros wrote @

I think that we shouldnt celebrate the life of columbus beacues yes he help latinos but he killed alot of people and he hurt little kids he also took kids from there mom and dad he took husband from wives and beacues why would we celebrate him when hundreds of people die becaues of him!!!!!

  CHEYENNE wrote @

NO BECAUSE HE DIDNT KNOW WHERE HE WAS GOING SO MY ANSWER IS NO

  Mrs. Alexander wrote @

Hello Technostudies students! This is Mrs. Alexander. I want to say that you have made me so proud! You seriousness in your blog comments really shows your depth of thought and what great critical thinkers you are. For so long the history that you have been told, has not been the “whole” story. I look forward to you receiving “all” of the facts about world history in your Technostudies class! You all rock! Mrs. A


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