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Political Correctness

Why Isn’t Christopher Columbus Vandalized Considered Hate against Italians?

Written by Joe Scudder

An Italian-American is sickened by a statue of Columbus vandalized in Yonkers, NY.

In another outburst of the insanity against Confederate Memorials, we now have a story of a memorial of Columbus vandalized. Christopher Columbus was from Italy so Italians especially appreciate him. Obviously, Italian Americans would want to point out a fellow country man who contributed to the greatness of the New World. The most obvious person to honor in that capacity is the explorer who discovered it for Europe.

So why isn’t Columbus vandalized considered “hate”?

CBS New York reports, “Vandals Damage Statue Of Christopher Columbus In Yonkers Amid Growing Controversy.

As New York City considers the future of the monument at Columbus Circle, others are taking more direct aims at tributes to the controversial Italian explorer.

For the fourth time in ten days, a statue of Christopher Columbus has been vandalized. This time, it happened in Yonkers.

As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, the effigy may seem insignificant compared to the monument that towers over Columbus Circle. But seeing the two-foot high bust knocked off its pedestal and broken into pieces is still a shock to Italian American Patsy Gambardella Jr.

Read the rest of the CBS story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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