It’s Time for Italian Americans to Give Up on Columbus

Posted on AllSides October 12th, 2020
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On June 9 in Richmond, Va.—two weeks into the protests following the police killing of George Floyd—demonstrators gathered at a statue of Christopher Columbus in the city’s Near West End. After a march of about 1,000 people, led by Indigenous activists in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, protesters threw ropes across the statue, pulled it down, rolled it 200 yards, and threw it into a nearby lake.

The next day, demonstrators in Boston, Miami, and St. Paul toppled or defaced other Columbus statues, and over the next few...

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