Christopher Columbus

Scholar: Leftist Historian Howard Zinn Lied About Christopher Columbus

Mary Grabar, a scholar at the Alexander Hamilton Institute in Clinton, New York, recently published a book that aims to debunk the revisionary scholarship of leftist historian Howard Zinn. In her book, Grabar takes aim at Zinn’s lies about Christopher Columbus, which have in part fueled the outrage on campus against the Columbus Day holiday.

“Landing of Columbus,” painting by John Vanderlyn, 1846. Christopher Columbus is depicted landing in the West Indies, on an island that the natives called Guanahani and he named San Salvador, on October 12, 1492. He raises the royal banner, claiming the land for his Spanish patrons. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Poll: 69% of College Students Support Abolishing Columbus Day

A recent poll shows that 69 percent of college students are in favor of abolishing Columbus Day and replacing it with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” According to supporters of the change, “the tradition of celebrating Christopher Columbus comes with an inherent celebration of genocide, violence, and colonization.”

Portrait of Christopher Columbus, 1519. Found in the collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Artist : Piombo, Sebastiano, del (1485-1547). (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Filmmaker Spike Lee: Christopher Columbus Was a ‘Terrorist’

During a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” discussing his film “BlacKkKlansman,” director Spike Lee called Christopher Columbus a “terrorist.” Lee lamented the fact he was not told that George Washington owned slaves and that Columbus’ history is not taught

During a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" discussing his …

Pamela Geller: Brown University Celebrates ‘Palestinians’ on ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’

Last week, Brown University’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs sent out greeting for “Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend,” which has replaced Fall Weekend — Columbus Day weekend — in the uber-politically correct academic environment. Brown’s action is part of the larger effort by the academic left to cast Columbus as a villain and focus on Native Americans as sainted martyrs.

Christopher Columbus statue (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty)

American Prospect: Goodbye, Columbus?

Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, and professor at Brandeis University’s Heller School contends that although tearing down statues of Washington, Jefferson, and Columbus “in some ideal, utopian world” may “feel overdue,” it begs the question “will it contribute to healing—or serve as raw meat to the Bannons?”

Christopher Columbus in SF (May Wong / Flickr / CC / Cropped)