Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Genocide! Racism! Down With Columbus Day!!

In today's news:
"University denounces legendary explorer's legacy"

"Providence, RI (WPRI) - Brown University will no longer celebrate 'Columbus Day.'

"This week, the faculty voted to do away with the holiday, after students raised concerns about Christopher Columbus' treatment of Native Americans.

"Last fall, students submitted a petition with more than 700 signatures to the University denouncing the explorer's legacy, and accusing Columbus of genocide and racism...."
No surprises here.

For people who really believe that all whites are racist, and that Professor Ward Churchill is right about the "little Eichmanns," this is another glorious victory. For the rest of us: it's more of the same.

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