Columbus Day: How is This Still a Thing?

November 16th 2014

ATTN: Staff

As this video from John Oliver's show Last Week Tonight demonstrates, Columbus Day is a pretty dubious American tradition.

" Of course what [people] tend not to learn [about Columbus Day] are the parts of [his] life where he kidnapped native Americans and sold them into slavery, had his men slice them to pieces, and through disease and warfare, killed roughly half the population of Haiti. But in fairness, none of that rhymes with in 1492," the video says.