DeBlasio Wants to Remove Christopher Columbus Statue

It appears that New York City may remove statues of Christopher Columbus. On August 16, 2017, Mayor DeBlasio tweeted: “After the violent events in Charlottesville, New York City will conduct a 90-day review of all symbols of hate on city property.” DeBlasio was joined by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito who said: “There's very much an ongoing dialogue and debate in the Caribbean, particularly in Puerto Rico where I'm from, about this same conversation that there should be no monument or statue of Christopher Columbus based on what he means or what he signifies ... the Native population that was there when he came, oppression, and everything that he brought with him" The statue was donated to New York in 1892 by an Italian-American group, it is located at Columbus Circle: After the violent events in Charlottesville, New York City will conduct a 90-day review of all symbols of hate on city property. 2:02 PM - 16...(Read Full Post)

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