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Published On: Fri, Jul 3rd, 2015

Vandals attack Christopher Columbus statue in Boston with ‘Black Lives Matter’ message

Vandals defaced an iconic statue of Christopher Columbus in Boston’s North End by covering it in red paint and tagging it with the phrase, “Black Lives Matter.”

The paint has since been removed, but the vandalism follows numerous similar attacks on confederate monuments across the South.

At the University of Texas, statues of Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis were among those defaced, joining another confederate monument in Charleston, South Carolina and attacks in Richmond, Virginia, after the state’s governor refused to support a petition to remove statues of confederate leaders.

While some say that this isn’t going to bring positive change, some are happy with any attempt to “raise awareness.”

“… it is a shame that more people are not upset enough to do something about the problems we have been facing when it comes to race. it is not something we have to think about because we are white, but that does not mean that we shouldn’t. while it may not be the best way, i am all for this, because first of all there is a lot of information about Christopher Columbus not being the good man that we think of when we consider what we learned in history, and because if statements like this get everyone’s attention that Black Lives Matter, then it is completely worth it. It has been time for a change, and the change needs to start taking place now,” writes Priscilla on Facebook.

What are your thoughts? Does the means justify the ends?

 

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  1. Kolumb. Historia nieznana says:

    Christopher Columbus history just lost its greatest piece of supporting evidence.

    New Article: A WILL WITHOUT A WAY. A critical review of how the Christopher Columbus Mayorazgo of 1498 continues to perpetrate a fraud against historians and history.

    ABSTRACT: The Last Will and Testament of Christopher Columbus dated 1498, known as the Mayorazgo (Majorat), materialized in Spain decades after the discoverer died. The document was presented during the Columbus inheritance lawsuit by an Italian imposter named Balthazar Colombo who was not a family relation. The document includes the statement “being I born in Genoa,” which has been utilized as the crucial proof that the Discoverer of America was born in Genoa, Italy. However, neither the contents of the Mayorazgo nor the circumstances of its creation pass scientific scrutiny. It turns out to be a fraudulent document invented by Balthazar Colombo in his shameless effort to steal from the discoverer’s legitimate heirs the immense inheritance of the Dukedom of Veragua, Admiral of the Indies and Marquis of Jamaica.
    http://www.iustel.com/v2/revistas/detalle_revista.asp?id_noticia=416163

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