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Talking Dictionary 663. It's Columbus Day—Or Not!


663. She asked, "Are you going to watch the Columbus Day parade today? Our governor and our mayor will be leading thousands of marchers on Fifth Avenue. They say a million locals and tourists are going to watch it live." He said, "No, thank you. That parade glorifies genocide. The early Europeans murdered millions of First Americans. What's to celebrate about that?" She said, "Well, when you put it that way, not much. But remember, European diseases killed many First Americans. The Europeans didn't just slaughter First Americans like they were buffalo. Besides, what would you really prefer? Today we can thank our European heritage for many things, such as indoor plumbing. Or, would you prefer that nobody had ever arrived here after the First Americans? In that case, America would probably still be in the Stone Age. And, worse for you, your precious cell phone—and you—wouldn't even exist!" 6.3


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