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columbus day - Oppose Columbus Day On I found myself lucky...

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Oppose Columbus Day On October 11, 2009, I found myself lucky to have the opportunity to go to a protest among students who opposed Columbus Day. A day which celebrates the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas, in some states, it is even considered a national state holiday in which some offices have the day off. As I had always known of this holiday yet never understood the meaning behind it, I was anxious to learn the reasons why they would protest a holiday marked on our calendars. As some offices and schools get the day off, I assumed that this holiday marked a significant and positive day in history that would be prized upon. Yet little did I know the day represented a man’s accomplishments of racism and theft among the indigenous people. Upon arriving, I realized that the RA from my dorm was also one of the speakers for this protest which was a nice surprise as I became more eager to learn the reasons of the protest. As my friend and I arrived at the Quad of campus, I instantly saw the posters with
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2011 for the course CHI 01 taught by Professor Xico during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.

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