Columbus and the Indians Article Critique
Article Critique: Columbus and the Indians
The article is about Christopher Columbus’s arrival to the Bahamas Island, where the Arawaks people resided, and other regions he toured during his exploration. Columbus was working dealt with the slave trade, which he was exchanging with gold. Columbus was using violence and slavery in creating trade relations will his allies. He was forcibly forcing them into Christianity and introducing diseases that would have long-term effects on the affected people of America. The personal connection I would make with the article is how the main character, Columbus, dealt with the people he came across. He was very abrasive and violent with his method backfiring as leaving behind a tainted legacy. My principles in life are divergent from those of the main characters in the article. I prefer kindness and courage as opposed to the warfare that Columbus was applying.
I’m afraid I have to disagree with the method discussed with methods discussed in the article on dealing with people. Used by the main character does not work, and it backfires on people who applied the method. Violence, warfare, and coercion are the methods used to make people follow the intended path. The method does not auger well with people who understand the logic and would understand the dialogue. Collaboration would have been a better way of addressing the collaboration and creating a mutual working relationship where all the people were satisfied.
My colleagues agree that the methods that are applied by as they view them as barbaric. They agree that Columbus’s methods to deal with the supposed allies are unethical and inapplicable in the modern world where human rights are a prerogative. I would incorporate the article’s knowledge to create a healthy relationship with my colleagues and my subjects. Creative a relationship with people and applying credible management methods would ensure that I relate well with others during my teaching practice in the future.
Stefoff, R., & Zinn, H. (2007). A young people’s history of the United States. New York: Seven Stories Press.