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Here's the Truth About the Problematic Figure Known as Christopher Columbus

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The second Monday of every October is Columbus Day, a technically federal holiday that most of us don't get off because of the problematic history of Christopher Columbus who arrived in the States in 1492 claiming he had "discovered" America.

These days, many cities and states have opted not to celebrate Columbus Day, or instead to rename the holiday Indigenous Peoples Day, Native American Day or Discoverers Day. 

But why? Keep reading for the truth about Christopher Columbus.