Italian American group wants statues returned by Columbus Day, protected at taxpayer expense
The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans paid a security firm to prepare plans to protect statues of Christopher Columbus removed from Grant and Arrigo parks two years ago amid protests. Recommendations include cameras, motion detectors and 24-hour guards.
Can't Italian Americans have a national hero that isn't a mass murderer? There are plenty.
He was even considered a horrible scumbag by 15th century standards.
When you find yourself agreeing with Silvio Dante, it’s time to consider reassessing your positions.
I find it pretty laughable that anyone can expect the city to fund 24 guards for a couple of statues. I really hope this has no chance of passing
Honestly at this point the City should just give them the statues and tell them to create their own little private shrine to Columbus somewhere.
As a Puerto Rican, I say, find a better hero. I understand why he was a convenient symbol in past era, but now, in the 21st century now, find a non genocidal hero.
Maybe let's just not make statues of people. People suck. Columbus sucks more than most though
I guess people like this are the reason we still haven't renamed Balbo drive yet. For those who don't know, Balbo was a high ranking member of the Italian Fascist party and a close friend of Mussolini.
speaking as an italian-american: these guys can suck my nuts lol
We also still have a street named after balbo for some reason.
I come from a large Italian-American family and no one cares about Columbus. We don’t view him as anything other than a murdering ass chooch. 🙄
It's crazy to think that even back in the 16th century Columbus was tried for what we're essentially crimes against humanity for what he did in the new world
Just imagine how bad you had to be back then for them to say you went too far
Why not put up statues of the first Italian families on Taylor? Or maybe Mr Dmato….
You know, Italians who contributed to the betterment of Chicago or something
I propose a simple compromise: We keep one statue of Columbus for each time he visited Chicago.
Are Chicago Italians upset, or is this more of the suburbanites again like in 2020 when the statues were first removed?
And I wanna fuck Angie Dickinson. See which happens first.
Wasn’t Italy not a thing when Columbus sailed? Also didn’t his people refuse to fund him? Why on earth are modern Italian-Americans obsessed with this person?