Why we should let Columbus statues stand

Jun 23, 2020 487

BY: Howard Husock

Christopher Columbus is again under siege. New York police currently surround the 75-foot-high bronze Jeronimo Sunol monument to the explorer, which has stood in Central Park since 1894, describing it as “a known target” to those who put Columbus in the same class as Confederate generals and slave traders.

Indeed, vandals in Boston decapitated the Columbus statue in the city’s North End waterfront park, following which those described as “local indigenous rights” groups called for its permanent removal. The city’s mayor has expressed sympathy with their cause.

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SOURCE: https://www.nydailynews.com

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