Miguel Perez remembers the days when Italians saved Columbus Day. Now he hopes Latinos will.
In a syndicated commentary piece, Perez says Columbus “to most of us … was the ultimate explorer, the gutsy genius who brought Europe to the New World, one of history’s greatest figures.”
For others, Columbus Day is “a day to malign the memory of Columbus. Because he opened the gate to the New World, they make it seem as if he personally ordered the slaughter of millions of indigenous people. Some extremists have compared him to Hitler; others have called him ‘America’s first terrorist.’”
Perez says “blaming Columbus for a holocaust is a terrible distortion of history, especially because...READ MORE