Do you think it’s inappropriate to celebrate Columbus Day?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on October 14, 2008
“I think it’s fine to celebrate Columbus Day, because it happened and it’s history. And I got the day off.”
“Well, it’s not my favorite holiday. I think it needs to be re-evaluated and changed. I used to live in South Dakota, where it was known as Native American Day, which I think is much more appropriate.”
“Yes I do. It’s basically celebrating the beginning of a genocide. It’s not something we should be proud of. Columbus was completely disrespectful to the people he encountered here.”
“No. I think Columbus Day is appropriate. It’s a national, nonsecular holiday. I don’t find it discriminatory.”