We need to have clear eyes about the efforts to cancel Columbus Day and see the real agenda behind it. We also need to stop pretending that everything is black and white. Humanity is filled with people who are flawed and complex. People are capable of great things, and capable of the most base wickedness. We often see both from the same person, and Christopher Columbus is an example of that.
Christopher Columbus was obviously not a paragon of virtue. He was brutal against indigenous tribes, and his colonization set the stage for some very bad treatment of indigenous peoples. However, we should not pretend that the native tribes were not brutal toward each other, because they most certainly were. The savage brutality of the Aztec Empire, including human sacrifice, is well documented.