In the rap game, the phrase “over-rated” gets thrown around more than a little bit. The truth of the matter is, in my opinion most rappers today are over-rated. But if you really want to talk about someone who gets more shine than they deserve, it’s Christopher Columbus. Every year, on October 12th, the United States observes a holiday instituted for a man who is credited with “discovering” America. The truth of the matter is, he only happened upon America on his quest to find India…and should only be credited for the raping of Indigenous people, the beginning of European colonization, and the subsequent institution of slavery. He’s the textbook definition of overrated, but I can’t begin to blame him. I don’t think he asked for a holiday. What I can do is ask the government to reconsider the celebration of a holiday that is undeserved. Check out this video produced by Nu Heightz Cinema. You’re free to disagree, but you can’t be mad at facts. Check it out.
Oh, and check out social commentator Marc Lamont Hill’s list of Overrated White men HERE
- Christopher Columbus A Hero To Many Italian-Americans (npr.org)
- Christopher Columbus Was A Pimp (lockergnome.com)
- 3 shockingly bizarre things about Christopher Columbus (zdnet.com)