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From the archives: Colonial legacies – Columbus Day and diversity at Stony Brook

Liam Noonan and Kelcie Eberharth October 2, 2022
A central part of history today is looking at the events of the past with a magnifying glass. While events like Columbus’ expedition to the New World opened a path to cross-world connections, it also led to the relocation and extermination of indigenous groups.
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ARCHIVES: Don’t Praise Columbus, but Observe His Day (1992)

October 12, 1992
Columbus Day should be a holiday, because it is honoring the achievement of discovering America, not necessarily the atrocities committed by Columbus and his cohorts.
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ARCHIVES: Slavery: A White Invention

December 5, 1991
In "Father of Slavery Was Black " [Letters, Nov. 25] Mr. Toner has proven that he knows very little about slavery. In his efforts to make Dr. Jeffries look foolish, he has made himself look like the fool. 
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ARCHIVES: Why All Students Should Take AFS Courses

September 27, 1990
The American educational system has deceived us all. When we learned about "Global History in elementary, junior high and high schools a very large continent was very conspicuous in its absence from our textbooks.
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