askanincrediblyrudeindividual:

THE FUCK SORT OF NOOK NASTY PHLEGM FROTH ARE YOU ATTEMPTING TO FORCE DOWN MY ESOPHAGULLET?  DO YOU HUMANS HONESTLY BELIEVE THIS MUDDY SLIME IS PALATABLE, LET ALONE DIGESTIBLE?

"Christopher Columbus introduced two phenomena that revolutionized race relations and transformed the modern world: the taking of land, wealth, and labor from indigenous peoples, leading to their extermination, and the transatlantic slave trade, which created a racial underclass."

James W. Loewen in Lies My Teacher Told Me

In short, Christopher Columbus was one of the fathers of colonialism, slavery and racism*. Good job. Why do we celebrate him again?

* Yes, there are scholars that see racism (as opposed to general xenophobia) as a relatively new phenomena that arose as a defense of the enslavement of non-white peoples. Slavery did exist previous to this, however it was not until this point racially-based. (via themuckofages)

(via seriouslyamerica)