April 18, 2021

Cuomo defends Christopher Columbus statue

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By Michael Gartland From New York Post New York State’s most prominent Italian-American politician is sticking up for Christopher Columbus. Appearing at the West Indian Day Parade on Monday, Gov. Cuomo said statues of the famous Italian explorer should remain in the public square. “The Christopher Columbus statue is really about honoring Italian Americans,” Cuomo […]

L.A. City Council replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day on city calendar

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By David Zahniser From Los Angeles Times The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day from the city calendar, siding with activists who view the explorer as a symbol of genocide for native peoples in North America and elsewhere. Over the objections of Italian American civic groups, the council made the second […]