Celebrate Immigrants on Columbus Day

Oct 08, 2017 782

BY: Peter Roff

When it comes to raising the ire of the American left over the imposition of western values on the indigenous peoples of North America, no one quite gets them going like Christopher Columbus. To them his arrival in the western hemisphere was the beginning of a long slide down a slippery slope into cultural oblivion inaugurated and perpetuated by dead white males.

With all the hoopla surrounding the statues of long dead confederate leaders, it was no surprise that protesters eventually got around to Columbus. Several statues erected in his memory have been defiled and the New York police are guarding the one in the circle that bears his name around the clock in advance of the celebration of Monday's holiday in his name.

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SOURCE: https://www.usnews.com

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