Columbus Day Analysis

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How is it that sexual abuse exerted today is still pushed to the side, one might ask? A suggestion maybe, that no one ever implicated the details of the times before us. “Had I glimpsed just a little of the suffering I would witness and the heartbreak I would endure, I would have fled in the other direction...But I could not foresee any of these things...And many years later, with tears in my eyes, I remembered my decision to follow this God no matter what the cost.”1 This quote brings us up to date on the unruly horrors many indigenous women faced when their lands were invaded, or they were forced into foreign territory. Not having a choice in the matter, they succumbed to the men who stole them, and their foreign culture, religion, and one…show more content…
However, many people, including indigenous groups like Native American tribes loathe the mention of his name. They fight for the right to change this recognized “holiday” to Indigenous people’s day. They recognize the horrors encountered when Columbus reached the Caribbean Islands. Also, how it still hurts many everywhere today. The repercussions of that first reach, or globalization as we view it today, still occur for people whose generations were here first. This is where the destruction…show more content…
These women were first brought over from the African continent as wet mothers for rich white women’s babies. While it is true that a mother’s breast is used for feeding a new born child, this is still perceived as sexual abuse. That being due to the harsh mistreatments and forceful
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