Do you think we should celebrate Columbus Day?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on October 5, 2007
“I think it’s pretty ridiculous at this point, knowing what we know about him.”
“I think so. It’s important to give him recognition for his accomplishments. He’s an important historical figure to America and the world.”
“By no means should we take off work for it. If people want to celebrate it, I wouldn’t stop them. But I don’t think of it as a worthwhile holiday.”
“I think he is worth remembering as a historical figure, but I think it’s also important to take into account the hardships and suffering he brought to the native people and how it affected their lives.”