The all-too inevitable commodification of Columbus Day has fully taken root, as you can probably tell by the influx of promotional emails flooding your inbox this morning.
For most of America, Columbus Day is coming up this Monday October 12, except in a handful of cities where the celebration of Christopher Columbus has been replaced by Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Because, you know, one can’t exactly discover a new place if nations of people were already living there for centuries.
Blake Lively's Goop knockoff, Preserve, is celebrating Columbus Day by romanticizing a period in our nation's history marked by the trafficking, exploitation, rape and murder of Africans. The lifestyle newsletter's fall issue is cluelessly titled: "Allure of the Antebellum." The feature is an ode to the days when…