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Reflecting back on Columbus Day in America

KW: I receive regular announcements about human rights issues and events from Saul Linares. His latest is a photo with comments (He sent in Spanish. I added a rough English translation):

by Saul Linares

Hombres Invisibles... Los Jornaleros

Hombres Invisibles… Los Jornaleros

Alcanza a distinguir esta foto?
Serán…hombres invisibles?
Esta foto fue tomada el lunes 12 de octubre de 2009, el Día de la Raza, Día del descubrimiento de América.
5:51 de la mañana aún no aclara, son los primeros jornaleros, parados en el estacionamiento de Home Depot en Hempstead, Long Island, New York, probablemente se levantaron con la ilusión de descubrir América…

_________In English at the read more…(but, first, see if you can experience the meaning in Spanish…Come on…work that imagination…try to relate to what is being communicated…)Invisible Men…The Laborers

Can you distinguish this photo?  Who are they?…Invisible Men?  This photo was taken Monday October 12, 2009, el Día de la Raza*, Day of the discovery of America.  At 5:51 in the morning it isn’t clear…are they laborers, waiting in the parking lot of Home Depot, in Hempstead, Long Island, New York? Probably they arose early, with the illusion to discover America…

**The basic meaning of ” Día de la Raza” is the “Day of the Race”, also known as Columbus day in the US , and it is celebrated on October 12th by the Spanish Speaking communities to commemorate the discovery of America. For a fuller explanation, go: here.

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  1. […] Reflective comments on Columbus Day and its meaning at a 2009 onthewilderside post: here. […]

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