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DungeonDweller

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Times were different in and around 1492. 528 years ago there were black African slaves being sold. Later yellow Chinese and white Irish slaves were also sold.
We went to war with the Barbary Pirates in North Africa because they were capturing and enslaving American sailors. Slaves have long been one of the spoils of war. Slavery is not gone today, even in America.
 
Mike_RN

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#38
Columbus people? Like the Democrats (Liberals) that had his statue erected in Boston is the first place?
That statute went up in 1976 because the Italians (who dominate the North end) wanted it. A rich Italian member of the Knights of Columbus paid for it and it’s been vandalized for years because nobody wanted it to begin with.

It was decapitated before 2020, in 2006 lol. The Massachusetts Historical society has openly tried to get rid of it for years.
 
CFM

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The Columbus obsessed people labeling other people as "Columbus people". The irony! Here is the deal, you want history erased? Fine, erase all of it, because more people are sick and tired of hearing about your woes and daily struggles as the result of someone that died 500 years ago.
 
BackAtIt

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I thought this was "old" news about Columbus?...Are people sill considering him an "hero"?...

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matthewk04

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#43
He was out of the picture for hundreds of years until people started immigrating from Italy and he had a resurgence in the 19th and 20th centuries. And like a lot of things people just decided he had been popular forever and not just nice like 1934. Not dissimilar to when they built statues to traitors who killed 100,000’s of Americans a century AFTER the civil war as an intimidation technique and pretended it was “heritage.”
 
matthewk04

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#45
Why would the people tearing down statues want to build new statues? Statues are dumb and no one looks at them anyway. And this is coming from a person who makes everyone else miserable whenever we visit a historic place by reading every single plaque and piece of information. Give me something cool like the Statue of Liberty or the Vietnam memorial, all these random statues I’ve walked by a thousand times and never noticed make no nevermind to me. *the make way for ducklings statues are cool.
 
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Why would the people tearing down statues want to build new statues? Statues are dumb and no one looks at them anyway. And this is coming from a person who makes everyone else miserable whenever we visit a historic place by reading every single plaque and piece of information. Give me something cool like the Statue of Liberty...
Tear down that statue of a white woman! She ain't even American!

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