This is the problem with "patriotic" education that centers white men in the history books, ignoring women and erasing the history of oppression of people of color. It trains a new generation to feel entitled. I absolutely agree that language matters in conversation, and so do the stories written in the history books. Thinking about how it all ties together on Columbus Day...

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