Support Indigenous Rights By Abolishing Columbus Day

Deborah Menkart, Teaching For Change/Zinn Education Project & Daniel Ruiz, Capital City Public Charter School, joins Thom Hartmann. On Monday — millions of Americans will stay home from work and school to celebrate how Christopher Columbus committed genocide against the Taino people and launched the Transatlantic slave trade. Unfortunately — many Americans won’t know that it’s a celebration of genocide — because many Americans still don’t realize what actually happened when Columbus quote “discovered” America. Fortunately, there are efforts moving forward across the country to celebrate “Indigenous People’s Day” instead of Columbus Day — with Phoenix, Arizona being the most recent city to recognize Indigenous People’s Day.