Even though we still have a lot to learn, America is finally bidding goodbye to all its problematic history by not just accepting the flaws but also showing exactly what we feel about them.
The protestors have vowed to remove all Confederate monuments and many people were constantly pointing towards the statue of Christopher Columbus, the man who drew away the Indians living in America and then brutally colonized their homeland. He is guilty of mass genocide and extreme racism because he took over the land of indigenous people by either killing them or employing them as slaves. So with everything going on in the world, it is only natural that you hate his monument.
However, some Italian Americans did not want their favorite explorer to face any vandalism because, in their opinion, he represents something bigger. Of course, if you look past the trauma of thousands of indigenous tribes who are still not allowed to call America their home, we are sure you might find something positive about Columbus.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defended his statue saying, “The Christopher Columbus statue in some way represents the Italian American legacy in this country and the Italian American contribution in this country.”
The fact that Columbus’ initial plan was not even close to discovering the present United States because he did not arrive on this land does nothing to make Cuomo and other Italian Americans question their history.
So, people on Twitter
came up with interesting replacements for the statue and things got a little
out of hand.