Protestors have pulled Baltimore’s Christopher Columbus statue down and thrown it into the harbor. This has pleased some people, while angering others.
So, what’s the truth about Christopher Columbus? Is he the hero who discovered America? Or a murderer who wiped out swathes of indigenous people?
In this video, Adam Ruins Everything explains his version of events, dispelling some of the myths around Christopher Columbus in order to seek the truth.
If this is all true, it not only explains why protestors are tearing down statues of Christopher Columbus, but it suggests America should stop commemorating Columbus Day as well.