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With Confederate statues being removed in the country, is Christopher Columbus next?

Protestors stood outside City Hall asking city leaders to take down the Christopher Columbus statue, which they say symbolizes white supremacy.

“Columbus being the city that it is, it’s supposed to be so progressive, supposed to be so smart, should take this moment and this time to do what’s right,” Stacey Little told WBNS

Mayor Andrew Ginther also released a statement via email regarding the protest.

“I support the removal of monuments celebrating the Confederacy, but I would urge people to remember that the disturbing and tragic events that unfolded in Charlottesville were not about statues, but about persistent racism in our country. There are many perspectives on the Christopher Columbus statue, but let’s not be distracted from the need to address the real problem: the racial divide in our community and across the country.”

A quick history lesson on Christopher Columbus done so well by The Young Turks.

Source: WBNS

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