Hail to the Chris

October 10, 2008

Aren’t the protests of Columbus Day (Sunday, Monday observed) getting a little old?

About 30 students and faculty gathered on Lincoln Field yesterday bearing signs reading “No Racist Holidays at Brown,” “Remember History Responsibly” and “Say No to Columbus Day at Brown” in a “speak-out” against the University’s recognition of Columbus Day this weekend, and to raise awareness in the community about the historical inaccuracies associated with the holiday.

Oh, well. I probably won’t have any big celebration this year. I don’t know any indigenous people I can infect, and there isn’t any wilderness around here to speak of that is worth spoiling. Guess I’ll just order a pizza.

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