Why the US celebrates Columbus Day


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  • Vox
    Vox   2018-10-09T18:16:36.000Z

    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.

  • jake black
    jake black   2018-10-23T05:49:14.000Z

    A great historical figure committed atrocities? Who would have thought. When you are done being chronically offending you can accept life was a bit more brutal back in the day. The people that got celebrated were simply the ones with a vision. Natives were done the second Europeans touched ashore with their communicable diseases. 90%-95% of natives were wiped out simply from disease.

  • Richard Lawrence McKearney
    Richard Lawrence McKearney   2018-10-23T01:52:39.000Z

    In realtà, essendo io italo-americano, mi vergogno profondamente che alcuni, se non molti italo-americani, difenderebbero il giorno di Colombo, indipendentemente dal fatto che Cristoforo Colombo fosse dall\'Italia o dal Portogallo. Quando Cristoforo Colombo salpò, era già noto che il mondo era rotondo e Cristoforo Colombo non mise piede nel Nord America. Nessun vero italiano o portoghese è un massacratore e gli italo-americani che difendono il giorno di Colombo sembrano l\'equivalente degli afro-americani che si uniscono al Ku Klux Klan.

  • Gerson Morales
    Gerson Morales   2018-10-21T20:47:24.000Z

    Thanks to this man, North American history never would’ve been the same

  • Jorge Vega Curiel
    Jorge Vega Curiel   2018-10-21T20:19:46.000Z

    Columbus was from Spain

  • Vinicius Alexandre
    Vinicius Alexandre   2018-10-21T18:19:09.000Z

    Gary Cooper was gay?

  • Jacob Neal
    Jacob Neal   2018-10-21T02:06:05.000Z

    Isn\'t it cool how Native American descendants from where the US is are complaining about a conquest in Southern America, it turns me on.

  • 濱田絵
    濱田絵   2018-10-21T01:27:30.000Z

    No more Columbus day

  • Silas Bishop
    Silas Bishop   2018-10-21T01:25:16.000Z

    Jesus, I thought that \"native activist\" was GW Bush.

  • Silas Bishop
    Silas Bishop   2018-10-21T01:23:39.000Z

    Columbus is a hero to Western Civilization. He opened up the Americas to western settlement. Thank You Columbus!

  • truthbetold459
    truthbetold459   2018-10-21T01:13:25.000Z

    Columbus was nothing more than a glorified white terrorist.

  • d.u.g. Drilly
    d.u.g. Drilly   2018-10-20T20:37:51.000Z

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

  • Carlos Granadillo
    Carlos Granadillo   2018-10-20T20:13:46.000Z

    I’d argue this video is completely accurate.

  • Homer Simpson
    Homer Simpson   2018-10-20T16:24:59.000Z

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

  • SoulTrial
    SoulTrial   2018-10-20T14:40:00.000Z

    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.

  • Kakto Tak
    Kakto Tak   2018-10-20T13:00:32.000Z

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

  • Chiara Del Rio
    Chiara Del Rio   2018-10-20T08:43:23.000Z

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

  • interanaut
    interanaut   2018-10-20T06:22:37.000Z

    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.

  • Andres Rodriguez
    Andres Rodriguez   2018-10-20T03:07:25.000Z

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

  • Andres Rodriguez
    Andres Rodriguez   2018-10-20T03:05:59.000Z

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

  • A FPX
    A FPX   2018-10-20T01:03:27.000Z

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

  • Texan Bot
    Texan Bot   2018-10-20T00:43:05.000Z

    Vox iz gayyyyyyy buttz

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    User Name   2018-10-20T00:39:43.000Z

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  • Ignacio García
    Ignacio García   2018-10-19T22:39:28.000Z

    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)

  • 1503nemanja
    1503nemanja   2018-10-19T15:04:21.000Z

    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.

  • José Andreu
    José Andreu   2018-10-19T09:57:39.000Z

    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 ?

  • Nick Jozsa
    Nick Jozsa   2018-10-19T04:32:07.000Z

    This video gave me Cancer.

  • DSWynne
    DSWynne   2018-10-19T02:53:30.000Z

    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.

  • i C
    i C   2018-10-19T01:48:02.000Z

    And yet we ignore the similar things the natives did

  • White People
    White People   2018-10-19T00:38:34.000Z

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

  • White People
    White People   2018-10-19T00:36:29.000Z

    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)

  • Alexis Sarabia
    Alexis Sarabia   2018-10-18T14:03:56.000Z

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

  • Shawn
    Shawn   2018-10-18T06:27:59.000Z

    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

  • whitedevilvaz
    whitedevilvaz   2018-10-16T23:14:04.000Z

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

  • Rick Foley
    Rick Foley   2018-10-16T23:09:14.000Z

    Another reason to hate myself. Well played, Vox.

  • Habslayer
    Habslayer   2018-10-16T16:29:47.000Z

    4:29 George Bush in a wig

  • Lucas Moore
    Lucas Moore   2018-10-16T15:42:46.000Z

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

  • Mobile Gaming Express
    Mobile Gaming Express   2018-10-16T03:25:20.000Z

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

  • Poopy Scoop
    Poopy Scoop   2018-10-15T23:45:22.000Z

    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.

  • Marquitos
    Marquitos   2018-10-15T23:41:04.000Z

    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.

  • Pierre00
    Pierre00   2018-10-15T16:36:50.000Z

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

  • gjaddajg
    gjaddajg   2018-10-15T15:41:39.000Z

    More leftist propaganda from Vox.

  • jean-claude schwartz
    jean-claude schwartz   2018-10-15T14:59:36.000Z

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

  • Ionatan Simón
    Ionatan Simón   2018-10-15T09:54:06.000Z

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

  • Sceptre
    Sceptre   2018-10-15T04:10:26.000Z

    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...

  • G4Footballers
    G4Footballers   2018-10-15T03:36:15.000Z

    The way she says “catholic”

  • Blackwood Dreamz
    Blackwood Dreamz   2018-10-15T00:56:35.000Z

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

  • Bonita Addison
    Bonita Addison   2018-10-15T00:50:17.000Z

    Columbus was a demon seed 💯

  • peadey mclovin
    peadey mclovin   2018-10-14T22:07:07.000Z

    Happy fake outrage day

  • Nine Nifty Facts
    Nine Nifty Facts   2018-10-14T18:51:12.000Z


  • Nine Nifty Facts
    Nine Nifty Facts   2018-10-14T18:48:54.000Z

    Stfu liberal morons

  • Brett Fairchild
    Brett Fairchild   2018-10-14T18:42:51.000Z

    4:31 I thought this was George W Bush lol

    JRD MADNESS   2018-10-14T18:18:42.000Z

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

  • Mateo Valenzuela
    Mateo Valenzuela   2018-10-14T18:04:25.000Z

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

  • Ben Whittington
    Ben Whittington   2018-10-14T17:31:52.000Z

    Because we want school off

  • Philip smith
    Philip smith   2018-10-14T08:52:48.000Z

    VOX = Fake News

  • ShAdOwMaN
    ShAdOwMaN   2018-10-14T05:05:05.000Z


  • Child of the Horned One
    Child of the Horned One   2018-10-14T04:08:37.000Z

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

  • Sean Boundy
    Sean Boundy   2018-10-14T03:34:17.000Z

    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.

  • 777face space
    777face space   2018-10-14T00:36:59.000Z

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

  • Matthew Jay
    Matthew Jay   2018-10-14T00:01:01.000Z

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

  • Beemer
    Beemer   2018-10-13T22:03:07.000Z

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

  • prede89
    prede89   2018-10-13T21:10:25.000Z

    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.

  • mood
    mood   2018-10-13T20:52:12.000Z

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

  • Mobile Lag
    Mobile Lag   2018-10-13T20:47:23.000Z

    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.

  • Rewind
    Rewind   2018-10-13T19:43:53.000Z

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

  • TavaNoGrim0
    TavaNoGrim0   2018-10-13T19:15:30.000Z

    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.

  • Mail Eryas
    Mail Eryas   2018-10-13T17:01:53.000Z

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

  • William Medhurst
    William Medhurst   2018-10-13T15:09:34.000Z

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

  • Joe T
    Joe T   2018-10-13T13:58:47.000Z

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

  • Jordan D'Agostino
    Jordan D'Agostino   2018-10-13T11:31:37.000Z

    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.

  • _jeff _
    _jeff _   2018-10-13T07:05:29.000Z

    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

  • Seth Zweig
    Seth Zweig   2018-10-13T04:16:32.000Z

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

  • Opiniones de JACC's Opinions
    Opiniones de JACC's Opinions   2018-10-13T01:32:46.000Z

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

  • Marco Polo Pieckowecz
    Marco Polo Pieckowecz   2018-10-13T01:19:45.000Z

    Happy hitler day

  • Eddie Mcmahon
    Eddie Mcmahon   2018-10-13T01:10:39.000Z

    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.

  • InfernoakaRaven
    InfernoakaRaven   2018-10-13T00:21:25.000Z

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

  • jasenjot
    jasenjot   2018-10-12T23:53:36.000Z

    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?

  • Jerrell Lawrenceberg
    Jerrell Lawrenceberg   2018-10-12T23:45:20.000Z

    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.

  • Karla Lopez
    Karla Lopez   2018-10-12T22:41:13.000Z

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

  • bigraviolees
    bigraviolees   2018-10-12T21:55:56.000Z

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

  • bbt305
    bbt305   2018-10-12T20:54:22.000Z

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

  • Skipper Blue
    Skipper Blue   2018-10-12T20:07:16.000Z

    Columbus was just an immigrant bringing much needed diversity.

  • Valkery Black
    Valkery Black   2018-10-12T16:34:54.000Z

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

  • Javier 588
    Javier 588   2018-10-12T15:53:02.000Z

    Happy Chistopher Colombus day

  • Leb ofkay
    Leb ofkay   2018-10-12T15:30:16.000Z

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

  • Carlos Tab
    Carlos Tab   2018-10-12T15:09:33.000Z

    Well, the US didn’t exist...

  • Alvin Mayers
    Alvin Mayers   2018-10-12T14:53:42.000Z

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

  • Noodles LM
    Noodles LM   2018-10-12T14:47:17.000Z

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

  • Make Racists Afraid Again
    Make Racists Afraid Again   2018-10-12T14:41:46.000Z

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

  • Gladys Pallo
    Gladys Pallo   2018-10-12T14:36:26.000Z

    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!

  • Mark Strosnider
    Mark Strosnider   2018-10-12T14:25:07.000Z

    Where did you get this information at?