Apr 8, 2009

Brown University Makes the Right Decision--No More Columbus Day

I have been reading Liberating Jonah by Miguel De La Torre. For people like he and I who are Christian, anti-racist, and post-colonial, we find the celebration of Columbus Day problematic. For 2/3rds of the campus at Brown University, they supported ousting old Chris Columbus for Fall Weekend.

Fall Weekend

I pray that other universities follow suit.

2 comments:

Celucien L. Joseph said...

I just hope other institutions would do the same. Colonialism and slavery were two greatest evil institutions in human history. They don't deserve our honor. Colonialism and its memory is a shame to human dignity and robs people of their humanity.

mike fox said...

that's a pretty exciting move. kudos to the university