What We Lose When We Take Down Statues of Men Like Columbus

Feb 03, 2018 1005

BY: Jarrett Stepman

Another day, another historic statue comes down. This time in California, to no one’s surprise. On Tuesday, the San Jose City Council voted to remove a Christopher Columbus statue from City Hall. The California city joins a long list of other municipalities that have considered removing Columbus statues or have abolished Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. So, why did this statue have to come down?

The San Francisco Chronicle reported: The vote came after activists repeatedly denounced the explorer, whose conquests in the Caribbean led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of indigenous people, and declared him not statue-worthy.

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SOURCE: http://dailysignal.com/

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