Christopher Columbus Was A Human Trafficker

Well, it’s that time of year again when we in America observe the time honored tradition of celebrating horrible people. I’m looking at you Christopher Columbus and pretty much anyone else who is famous for being rotten to the core. The following is a full excerpt from The Oatmeal which breaks down why we need to be celebrating greater human beings and take a long hard look at our history.

What does any of this have to do with human trafficking? The following quote does:

“A hundred castellanoes are are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand.” – The supposedly great Christopher Columbus

Bet that’s not taught in schools. Human trafficking has been a plague and black spot on humanity for far too long. What will it take to address this issue and commit more resources to stopping it?

– Historical Rabbit




2 thoughts on “Christopher Columbus Was A Human Trafficker

  1. Pingback: From Columbus to Bolivian ‘water wars’, film review | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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