Here’s who should replace the Christopher Columbus statue, according to readers

Jun 18, 2020 433

BY: Madelaine Millar

While the City of Boston re-evaluates the future of a decapitated Christopher Columbus statue, strong opinions from residents have emerged on both sides. The Italian American Alliance in Boston are pushing for the statue’s restoration and return, with the view that Columbus is a symbol of hope for many immigrants seeking economic opportunity.

But members of the Indigenous Peoples Day MA coalition are petitioning for the permanent removal of the statue as it represents white supremacy and celebrates genocide. Last week, asked readers who they believed should be honored as a statue in Boston. 

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