Goodbye Columbus Day? Why Italian-Americans deserve a better holiday

Editorial: Statues Of Limitations

Editorial: Statues Of Limitations

It has been tradition for years to celebrate their nationality on Columbus Day, stressed Tony Ippolito.

Statues of Columbus have been the target of vandals in recent weeks. The city also designated October 12 Italian American Heritage Day.

On Sept. 23, a homeless man put pink nail polish on the bronze relief of Columbus on the base of the 70-foot pedestal the statue sits atop.

The horrors of slavery can't be scrubbed from America's past, said Douglas Blackmon, a historian and senior fellow at University of Virginia's Miller Center, but it can be fully factored into the remembrances of figures like Columbus.

Antifa, while morons who can not seem to understand the irony in calling for the destruction of capitalism while spreading their message through computers made by Apple, Inc. on revolutionary social media sites such as Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc., and Youtube via internet provided by corporate behemoths such as Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast, is actually a very unsafe group. But it remains unclear, despite the exclamation point, precisely who within the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement is an actual revolutionary.

Author Washington Irving, known for "Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", was the first American to create an account of the biography of Christopher Columbus and his voyages.

"We stand on the shoulders of activists that have been working on this for decades", Chrissie Castro, who works with the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission, tells Teen Vogue. He also landed on an island called Hispaniola and explored the Central and South American coasts.

Why do anarchists hate Columbus?

"They are well-built, with good bodies and handsome features.They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance".

"Since the Enlightenment, the idea is that torture is wrong, death penalty is wrong but at that time Columbus thought torture was right". He exclaimed, "I believe there is no better race".

Celebration of Columbus Day has not been without controversy. He tricked the locals to labor for him by using his charts to feign the theft of the moon during a lunar eclipse. We all march together, it's a great day. Though interested in bringing prestige and riches to the Spanish crown, he appeared preoccupied with planting crosses, Christianity, and converting.

In 2014, a few cities such as Seattle and Minneapolis adopted resolutions replacing Columbus Day, and in the next few years resolutions across the country took flight in dozens of places. But Columbus did pave the way for the "European exploration, exploitation, and colonization of the Americas", according to the Encyclopedia Britannica.

The Chicago World's Fair, which opened in the summer of 1893, was meant to commemorate Columbus's "discovery" of the new world.

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