The coach of the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich, actually compared Christopher Columbus to Hitler today in a manner of speaking as he was trashing schools in San Antonio for not getting rid of the holiday altogether:
As Popovich expressed dismay that any school in his city would honor Christopher Columbus at all, he also dismissed his anti-Columbus hate as an attack on Italian Americans:
“It’s no knock on Italian Americans. That’s a silly argument. It’s like saying, ‘We should be proud of Hitler because we are German.’ It makes no sense. It’s about Columbus. It’s not about Italian Americans.”
Popovich calls Columbus a genocidal monster, when that’s the furthest thing from the truth.
Here’s a short video on how all of this Columbus hate started from a leftist named Howard Zinn, whose book is still widely taught in schools. It’s cued up to begin at 1:08: