Twitter embraces — and unloads on — the #ColumbusWasAHero hashtag campaign

As the nation celebrates the mass murder of indigenous people, Twitter explodes in righteous anger left and right

Scott Eric Kaufman
October 12, 2015 5:35PM (UTC)

Despite the fact that it's pretty much inarguable at this point that Christopher Columbus was a monster of historical proportions -- the debate is, at this point, how great of one he was, comparatively speaking -- there are many people who still vehemently defend him as a sort of sad proxy of their childhood or ideology:

Then, of course, there are those with common sense:


And because it's the Internet, there are those just here for the lulz:

Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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