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Chicago Man Arrested For Vandalizing Christopher Columbus Statue

10 October 2017

It was Jay who urged the state Legislature to prohibit Catholics from holding public office, a direct attack on Italians.

On a municipal level, celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day is a shift adopted in some parts of the country.

Republican mayoral candidates Nicole Malliotakis said: "We can not forget that Christopher Columbus was the one who connected two sides of the world". But what does the day - Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day - mean to people who are of native heritage in America? "It acknowledges that indigenous peoples and their voices are important in today's conversations".

"He changed the history of the world forever", Professor Philip DiNovo, Founder and President of American Italian Heritage, said. The Bahamas, where Columbus landed, called it Discovery Day.

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The United States commemorated Columbus Day on Monday, but the 80-year-old holiday is losing its luster among some communities.

The survey showed that an overwhelming majority of Americans - 76 percent - believe that Columbus and other historical figures should be judged by the standards of conduct of their own lifetimes, as opposed to modern standards. Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, said at a press conference in support of the Columbus Circle statue on Sunday, the Daily News reported.

Such re-evaluations don't change history, but they do change how we remember it. "You honor it by making it no longer invisible".

A radical Brooklyn lawmaker on Monday introduced a new state bill to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day, as he slammed the famed explorer as a "murderer". No other cities followed suit for a couple decades. A few dozen cities - from Bangor, Maine, to Spokane, Wash. - have now made the switch, along with schools such as Syracuse University and the University of Utah.

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Sagaskie is proud Mount Pleasant recognizes this day as Indigenous Peoples Day.

Over 50 municipalities and four states - Minnesota, Vermont, Alaska and South Dakota - use the day to honor indigenous people.

"We gather during a teachable moment to discuss the ongoing impacts of that legacy and to commit ourselves to reversing them", the group said. But in 2016 Denver's council unanimously approved a proposal to designate the same day as Indigenous Peoples Day. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, "The Italian American Civic League of Utah sent the City Council a letter September 26, understanding the proposed resolution as the rejection of Columbus Day - "an uncalled-for affront to our culture" and "degrading and demeaning to all Italian-Americans". And to take the identity of Italian Americans away is ridiculous", he said. And that's why we celebrate this in East Boston, the North End, our Italian neighborhoods.

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Chicago Man Arrested For Vandalizing Christopher Columbus Statue