Why the US celebrates Columbus Day

Vox
Vox

Correction: At 00:32 we incorrectly say that Columbus never set foot on North American soil. Columbus landed in Central America and the Caribbean which are both regions in North America. We meant to say that Columbus never reached the United States. We regret the error.

11 days ago
Progressing Productions
Progressing Productions

Delete your channel

5 days ago
Andrew Frink
Andrew Frink

@Alex, it's not hard to screw up when it is common to use "america" to mean the USA. So your ford truck made in Mexico is "made in America" in the way most people would mean that? i mean think of all of those good high paying jobs in the USA those "made in america" things will cause.

5 days ago
G4Footballers
G4Footballers

“Brutal historical facts”

5 days ago
peadey mclovin
peadey mclovin

So ignorant

6 days ago
アニメが大好き
アニメが大好き

Please fact check for important things like this next time. It's a good thing you commented though, but didn't update the video.

6 days ago
d.u.g. Drilly
d.u.g. Drilly

dont forget the Malian and the Viking that actally DID make it to 'America' over 100years before Columbus was thought of.

4 hours ago
Carlos Granadillo
Carlos Granadillo

I’d argue this video is completely accurate.

4 hours ago
Homer Simpson
Homer Simpson

He brought diversity to a monoracial nation, what a hero.

8 hours ago
SoulTrial
SoulTrial

I don’t think you mentioned that some Native American tribes joined the explorers to take down the big ones. Like the Aztecs. The Aztecs enslaved people, killed people, and forced other tribes to tax them. Explorers and Native Americans took that empire down and Native Americans have been waring each other for centuries. Do you really think a small group of explorers can beat millions of Native Americans alone? You are making it sound like explorers came and killed a bunch of Peacekeepers. Which is very incorrect, also, if you think that a bunch of half naked men with bows and spears will beat men with guns and horses. Then you are just wrong. Diseases did kill many Native Americans but that was not the explorers intention. They didn’t come to the new world to kill everyone with diseases they came there for land, gold, and raw materials.

10 hours ago
Kakto Tak
Kakto Tak

Does anybody has any evidence or support for the claim that the conventional wisdom of the Columbus time was that the Earth was round?

12 hours ago
Chiara Del Rio
Chiara Del Rio

Didn't Fernando what's the one that proved the world was round not Columbus

16 hours ago
interanaut
interanaut

So what if millions of Indian died? Why should we care.? Humans are meant to be killed right? What about people of iraq, afgan, yaman, Syria? US. Is doing the same what columbus did to them.

18 hours ago
Andres Rodriguez
Andres Rodriguez

I assume a columbus day sale means I can just walk in and take whatever I want

22 hours ago
Andres Rodriguez
Andres Rodriguez

School on columbus day? I just skip and stay home sleeping

22 hours ago
A FPX
A FPX

If you want a real explanation of Columbus check the channel “knowing better” and not this

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Ignacio García
Ignacio García

You should make a video about VOX, the far right party that is becoming more powerful in Spain (that has the same name as your channel)

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1503nemanja
1503nemanja

You are intentionally misleading people. Columbus largely was not responsible for the worst offenses committed, and most came after his role was finished. The channel Knowing Better has a good vid about what Columbus was and was not responsible for. So why are natives mad at him, he did not harm them or their ancestors personally and if not him some other European would uncover America and then the same would happen. Especially US Native Americans have no reason to hate him. As a non-American I think the best solution is to celebrate both Columbus Day and Native American Day on the same day and let everyone pick what they like and it creates unity since it celebrates both those who were already there and those who came later. Maybe rename it to Reconciliation Day and let everyone celebrate the legacy they like, native or colonial, or ideally both. Anyway I see no reason to hate on Columbus, his supposed vileness is greatly exaggerated and his good sides forgotten, both in case of him personally and what his arrival lead to.

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José Andreu
José Andreu

You "opressed people" always weeping. Dude, consquest has been cruel throughout the whole world history. It keeps same nowadays, don´t cry about people you never knew (since they are just another conquered peoples in history) and about opression you never experienced. Is that hard to celebrate an event that brought development and joy to the world as it was america's colonization? Yeah it was cruel, but which event in international human contact wasn't ?

Day ago
Nick Jozsa
Nick Jozsa

This video gave me Cancer.

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DSWynne
DSWynne

The Native American community should have their own "Indigenous People's Day". Why? Trying to rename a day smacks reactionary activism (kind of like how Marxist, Islamists and even Christians have had a history of destroying holidays and cultures). The community should be proactive, in that they should choose a day that has nothing to do with Columbus. Celebrate the different "nations" that exist on the North American continent. And if this day is suppose to be American-centric, then I propose making September 17th as Indigenous People's Day. Why? It was the first treaty signed between the Delaware Indians and the United States government (Treaty of Fort Pitt, 1778). Alternatively, make a day in early November Indigenous People's Day. Why? November is Native American Heritage Month. In other words, promote Amerind Culture and History in a way that enhances the American Experience, not damage it with identity politics. Not necessary.

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i C
i C

And yet we ignore the similar things the natives did

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White People
White People

Vox - Form your opinion, then do your research to fit information to that opinion.

2 days ago
White People
White People

We do not celebrate Columbus because he discovered the united STATES of America... we celebrate him because he discovered the AMERICAS. (not counting Leif Erikson)

2 days ago
Alexis Sarabia
Alexis Sarabia

Nobody celebrates Columbus day, its just a no work day for some people.

2 days ago
Shawn
Shawn

If I ever have kids. I’ll teach them REAL history. Not whitewashed glamorized history that waters down the atrocities committed by colonizers AROUND the world There’s ZERO purpose to celebrate Columbus Day

2 days ago
whitedevilvaz
whitedevilvaz

Columbus nationality is still disputed. It is not certain he was italian. He could have also been portuguese or spanish.

4 days ago
Rick Foley
Rick Foley

Another reason to hate myself. Well played, Vox.

4 days ago
Habslayer
Habslayer

4:29 George Bush in a wig

4 days ago
Lucas Moore
Lucas Moore

“Children were told...” Let’s let vox speak for all children. This is such a poorly organized “educational” platform

4 days ago
Mobile Gaming Express
Mobile Gaming Express

Idc if it's Columbus Day or Indigenous People's Day, I just want my 3-day weekend.

4 days ago
Poopy Scoop
Poopy Scoop

You guys are forgetting how these Indians were acting like douche-bags to Christopher Columbus. So he and his group fought with guns while the Indians had spears. Who would win the rivalry. Columbus also made peace with another group of Indians that didn’t try to kill which something we are never told.

5 days ago
Chris Gaming
Chris Gaming

yeah no he enslaved em all and in 30 years he had killed 9/10th of the population yeah

4 days ago
Marquitos
Marquitos

So you blame the massacre of North American natives by first the British Empire and later the USA on Columbus. That makes no sense to me. The king and Queen of Spain declared native people in the Americas to have soul and be treated as humans, that is why unlike north America, latin american natives are the predominant ethnic group in the parts that were colonized by Spain and you find none or little African descents there too, because transport of slaves in Spain was forbid from the very beginning of the colonization. Besides, it is not clear that Columbus was a Genovese. With this video your buying the black legend of the Spanish Empire, lies built by other European nations at that time to criticize the power of the Spanish crown by then and have an excuse to make pirates Lords.

5 days ago
Pierre00
Pierre00

If you want to see what the Spaniards did with all the gold stolen/plundered from the Americas visit Madrid!

5 days ago
gjaddajg
gjaddajg

More leftist propaganda from Vox.

5 days ago
jean-claude schwartz
jean-claude schwartz

The credit of the discovery of America shouldn't go to Christopher Columbus, that should go to Indigenous people and Vikings.

5 days ago
jean-claude schwartz
jean-claude schwartz

i know that. but we should give credit to them other than Indigenous people

4 days ago
Chris Gaming
Chris Gaming

+LaLaGrunge because we found no need to disturb the people living there they had nothing we needed and did not see any reason to stay and thus we left we still discovered america around 500 years before so yes vikings found em

4 days ago
LaLaGrunge
LaLaGrunge

jean-claude schwartz The Vikings did not stay. They left!

4 days ago
Ionatan Simón
Ionatan Simón

Liberal agenda... they give fake facts to support their ideas.....

5 days ago
Sceptre
Sceptre

You can tell a lot about a people by looking at their honored! Needless to say, those defending Columbus descend from the same wicked seed! They have Andrew Jackson on their currency! Benny Franklin also “discovered” electrical current w/a “stringed” kite... yeah I never saw a string conduct a current either but “high iQ” wyte ppl said so , so it’s must be true, right? But the hypocrites talk about Castro or pigs on socks? Yeah , some nerve huh.... low character even less morals...

5 days ago
LaLaGrunge
LaLaGrunge

Sceptre It wasn't Guatemalans or Pakistanis who wrote the Constitution.

4 days ago
G4Footballers
G4Footballers

The way she says “catholic”

5 days ago
Blackwood Dreamz
Blackwood Dreamz

It's called propaganda. There was no mention of the slaves that came with his murderous journeys.

6 days ago
Bonita Addison
Bonita Addison

Columbus was a demon seed 💯

6 days ago
peadey mclovin
peadey mclovin

Happy fake outrage day

6 days ago
Nine Nifty Facts
Nine Nifty Facts

ITS A KIDS SHOW!!!! THEY ARENT GONNA SHOW DEATH AND KILLING!!!

6 days ago
Nine Nifty Facts
Nine Nifty Facts

Stfu liberal morons

6 days ago
Brett Fairchild
Brett Fairchild

4:31 I thought this was George W Bush lol

6 days ago
JRD MADNESS
JRD MADNESS

But one side wanted to kill the other skins so the eropeans help the peaceful side

6 days ago
Mateo Valenzuela
Mateo Valenzuela

if anyone thinsk columbus is a genocidal maniac, then go watch knowing better's video about columbus, it changed my views!

6 days ago
Ben Whittington
Ben Whittington

Because we want school off

6 days ago
Philip smith
Philip smith

VOX = Fake News

6 days ago
ShAdOwMaN
ShAdOwMaN

HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY

6 days ago
Child of the Horned One
Child of the Horned One

I’m not even at the beginning of the video and I already know that there is gonna be some BULLSHIT in this

6 days ago
Sean Boundy
Sean Boundy

While there are many bad things that happened after Columbus arrived, there are also many good things that happened. For one thing, if Columbus hadn't arrived none of us would have been born.

6 days ago
777face space
777face space

As long as it gets me outta school i really dont care

7 days ago
Matthew Jay
Matthew Jay

3:57 WRONG! Knights of Columbus were founded by the Irish-Americans: Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney.

7 days ago
Beemer
Beemer

Meh. If it's that important, then just rename the holiday to "indigenous people day." Seems like more of a non-issue than anything.

7 days ago
prede89
prede89

This video is garbage. It ignores the fact that we celebrate Columbus Day because he discovered the new world and set off the age of exploration. Yes Yes the vikings were in the new world first, but they didn't tell anyone, and it did not set off the age of exploration.

7 days ago
mood
mood

they shouldn’t. he didn’t discover it!!

7 days ago
Mobile Lag
Mobile Lag

He wasnt even the first European to step on American soil. In his journals he talked about enslaving the Natives. They raped them, killed them and enslaved them. No point in even calling this a holiday, only stupid Americans would celebrate this. Same for thanksgiving, the killings of the Wampanoags, where they decapitated the heads of Natives and encourage to kill Natives insight. America needs to tell the truth about what happened to the Natives. You only hear about what really happened in college courses and not everyone goes to college.

7 days ago
Rewind
Rewind

We really don’t though,California doesn’t, most states don’t and not even Columbus city celebrates it

7 days ago
TavaNoGrim0
TavaNoGrim0

Vox stop being a leftist channel , keep you videos neutral. Its obvious Columbus never did any warm to anyone , indigenous people died because of diseases the Europeans had.

7 days ago
Mail Eryas
Mail Eryas

Columbus: *Discovers America* Native Americans: *gets stick and die* Vox: Genocide.

7 days ago
William Medhurst
William Medhurst

This is very poorly researched. There is no evidence of Columbus massacre of Natives

7 days ago
Joe T
Joe T

Yay! Columbus, GA! We made it to VOX! Lol

7 days ago
Jordan D'Agostino
Jordan D'Agostino

you say that columbus treated indigenous people poorly, but keep in mind this happened centuries ago. you cant judge someone on morals with modern standards. the reason we celebrate columbus day is because if he didn’t do his first voyage then no one would’ve travelled to the americas. we wouldn’t be here today.

7 days ago
_jeff _
_jeff _

columbos may have murdered people but if not for him we wouldnt have the usa the most powerful country in the world (well its quite debated but even then its number 2) and i wouldnt be so privledged to live in the us thank you happy columbus day

7 days ago
Seth Zweig
Seth Zweig

A quick google search will tell you that the essay they used was written almost 30 years after CC's death. Poor journalism...

7 days ago
Opiniones de JACC's Opinions
Opiniones de JACC's Opinions

Columbus Day, Indigenous peoples' Day, how 'bout instead we go with Afro-Eurasia Americas Reunion Day? #AfroEurasiaAmericasReunionDay #ColumbusDay #IndigenousPeoplesDay

7 days ago
Marco Polo Pieckowecz
Marco Polo Pieckowecz

Happy hitler day

7 days ago
Eddie Mcmahon
Eddie Mcmahon

Throughout the centuries of time, every race has been conquered by another, enslaved, raped, murdered, either by their own tribe or another.No person or tribe owns the land that was created by the higher Gods. The true original salve creators were Africans themselves and the Muslim Arab worlds.Yes, Europeans did follow at a later time, but of a fraction of what was original created.Still to this day Africans and Arabs are still being enslaved by their own people.Lets focus on the current facts that have been existing. I would also like to add that Native American tribes were far more gruesome, to their own people, to the crusaders, settlers and pilgrims, then the other way around.White Europeans have flourished throughout the world throughout time, with inventions that we all should be thankful and privileged for. Why is Africa still always a mess?why is the Middle East always a mess? why is it that non white countries are in a constant struggle for the betterment?Why is it that non White people want to come to White European created nations?We all the know the answer, but there are still many who are in denial and ignorant of the real facts.Lastly, columbus never set foot in North America.Do not get it confused, for all the uneducated. Yes, slavery is wrong rightfully disgusting and wrong. In final, STOP BLAMING THE WHITE MAN AND START BLAMING THE TRUE FOUNDERS, YOUR OWN PEOPLE AND YOURSELF.

8 days ago
InfernoakaRaven
InfernoakaRaven

Leif Erikson actually discovered north America in the 11th century which he was a Viking and he discovered Newfoundland, Canada.

8 days ago
jasenjot
jasenjot

It is not fair to judge the people from 500 years ago with todays moral sense. The Spanish weren't that terrible in South America as British 'black legend' narrative has tried to portrait. Some Spanish treated badly indigenous people, others treated them right. Some inigenous nations were also cruel to other indigenous people. We shouldn't try to amend the whole history. North Americans tend to forget that their British ancestors almost extiguished the natives, recluding the few that survived into today's reserves. Ask yourselves this: how many natives and mixed-race people are there currently in South America and how many in North America?

8 days ago
Jerrell Lawrenceberg
Jerrell Lawrenceberg

Native rights barely became part of the conversation during the Civil Rights movement, unfortunately. I mean BARLEY. American blacks live in a paradise compared to the majority of native peoples nowadays.

8 days ago
Karla Lopez
Karla Lopez

If he stepped foot on central America then he stepped foot in North America. Central America is not a continent.

8 days ago
bigraviolees
bigraviolees

Columbus day was created so Catholics could have a holiday. Pedophile day was their second choice They went with genocidal maniac

8 days ago
bbt305
bbt305

Only looking at the negative, how bias. Columbus is being smeared. Most is lies too that Columbus was bad. Not true

8 days ago
Skipper Blue
Skipper Blue

Columbus was just an immigrant bringing much needed diversity.

8 days ago
Valkery Black
Valkery Black

Heroic, Lie and glorify War..... nothing new

8 days ago
Javier 588
Javier 588

Happy Chistopher Colombus day

8 days ago
Leb ofkay
Leb ofkay

That moment when the truth is more complicated than “good” or “bad” :-J good try vox, take 2

8 days ago
Carlos Tab
Carlos Tab

Well, the US didn’t exist...

8 days ago
Alvin Mayers
Alvin Mayers

America Respect's the Caribbean and that's good.

8 days ago
Noodles LM
Noodles LM

yeah, thats why that cartoon hasnt been shown since cameras recorded in black and white. idiots.

8 days ago
Make Racists Afraid Again
Make Racists Afraid Again

Columbus got lucky. His entire voyage was a failure. Like Trump, Columbus was a Racist Fake.

8 days ago
Gladys Pallo
Gladys Pallo

SO CHRIST IS NOT SAVIOR TO ALL CIZ HE ONLY SET FOOT IN JERUSALEM? Then Hod is not God for America coz He has never sat foot here!? Your ignorance and ridiculous allegations are rotten as your people! Excuse me what is the name of your country ? United States!? You have to take the name if the continent coz you could not find a name?? Every country is made of states. But where is your name!!??? I tell you what at least let me remove part of your IGNORANCE! Go and read the 📖 BOOK OF MOFMON! ! go and learn whose land is this land! American HISTORY ? PreColumbus History ! ZARAHEMLA ! Yes, that is the real name of this country ZARAHEMLA ZARAHEMLA LABD OF BOUNTY!! Not United States of hate !!! United in hate that’s what English had done pollution destruction of forest pollution in the seas MAY FLOWER BROUGHT PROSTITUTION! Ha! 2 of the fonder fathers one was. PREDATOR liked boys the other raped 14 years old! MAFIAS ! Human traffickers gringos ! VIETNAM! Korea! Why Korea will bombard us next year and again on 2019!!!! Hate! Why Arabs 911 love! No! Hate to English! Welcome to rope what you plant!! Don’t matter you buildings walls! Hate is stronger and you have lots of it!

8 days ago
Mark Strosnider
Mark Strosnider

Where did you get this information at?

8 days ago
Gladys Pallo
Gladys Pallo

Do you want to vanish us! Here is bad news!!! Spanish we are strangling the English language ! In one ☝️ or 200 there won’t be Englis spoken! We are killing your language also we have many babies 👶 ARABS TOO Arabs have babies by 12 ! Chinice will conquer America! Yellow Stone will destroy s whites ISRAELITES JOSEPHITES WE HAVE A PROMISE UPON OUR SHOULDERS ! Given by GOD we will be here awaiting for Jesus Christ! All land will be restored to all surviving tribes Forget reptilianos exist traterrestial! they have no part in this inheritance! So you are not fighting SPanish , COLUMBUS OR SO CALLED INDIANS ! You are fighting the will of God!

8 days ago
Amigostres Ye
Amigostres Ye

5:08 58% of the people that voted for Columbus just wanted a holiday so there won’t be school.

8 days ago
insanity Plus
insanity Plus

Reported for being misleading. Columbus didn't murder a bunch of people.

8 days ago
Gladys Pallo
Gladys Pallo

Also truly we are not From INDIA! So we are not Indians! Stupid ignorant white cracker! WE ARE DESCENDANTS OF ISRAELITES!! I Sm blood of Joseph of Egypt! Our father is JACOB! We came to this continent d First group Babel Tower JAREDITE group! Second group NEPHI ABD brothers Jose, LAMAN, Lemuel, Benjamin! But yeap LAMAN fought stronger ! I am we are LAMANITES stupid idiot!!! Go and learn HISTORY! Ignorant savage! Assassins! Killed my brothers in THANKSGIVING! you celebrated that killing not to GOD ! But coz your fathers had killed and spilled innocent 😇 blood! Furnace he’ll 🔥 waiting for you!

8 days ago
Gladys Pallo
Gladys Pallo

How can you be so STUPED! Ignorant! He directed and saw this continent first he set food in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PR. He left and came back ! Still he he discovered new land for Spain! Your envy your destructive competition! His the hell SO I END UP BEING HALF INDIAN + half SPANISH and not English? Where all CENTRAL SOUTH AMERICA ARE STILL MIXIES! not English!!!!!! YOU EANT TO VANISH OUR CULTURE! Our identity! Language! Religion! Your hate is coz we Indians are still alive!!!!!

8 days ago
Bezerkur a6e
Bezerkur a6e

Well Leif Eriksson was first, regardless. Relics and settlements of Norse origin in Newfoundland has already been confirmed. Just glad my ancestors weren't responsible for the genocide of a culture. But salut to ya.

8 days ago
Maria Vazquez Gonzalez
Maria Vazquez Gonzalez

Well... he wasn't even Italian, he was from Galizia.

8 days ago
Leignheart
Leignheart

Short answer = Never call it indigenous peoples day. Act like you have brain.

8 days ago
Adam Phillips
Adam Phillips

Daily Wire and Louder with Crowder. Watch them. They’re funny and informative. Vox is just a bunch of lying morons.

8 days ago
Alex Silverstein
Alex Silverstein

CHRIS COLUMBUS WROTE THE GOONIES AND DIRECTED HOME ALONE AND HARRY POTTER. #THATSWHYWECELEBRATE

8 days ago

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