Columbus Day: An Evolution of Inclusion

Arin N. Reeves
October 8, 2012

Columbus Day was created as a way for people to be included and respected, and it is being challenged as a holiday that excludes and disrespects the people who lived on this land before Columbus arrived. Can these perspectives co-exist with one another? If not, whose perspective, whose experience, is more important, more correct, more real? If only one perspective is right, who wins?

Think Smarter. Lead Better.

  • Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

    Stephen R. Covey
  • It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.

    Albert Einstein
  • There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

    Michel de Montaigne
  • Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.

    Madame De Stael
  • Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.

    Mikhail Gorbachev