Every time we hear the name Christopher Columbus, we can’t help but wonder: “What will be stolen next.”
The term “columbusing” has been around for a minute. “Columbusing” is when a person—often a white person, let’s be real—or a set of people believes that they discovered something that isn’t new. The term is a close cousin to cultural appropriation, which is all about the dominant culture taking from the minority culture.
Throughout history, we’ve seen some columbusing-ass folks.
So, let’s unpack this together. See the entire video above.