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Statues have been in the news lately.  Some want statues taken down and others are battling to maintain the significance of historical figures.  Christopher Columbus’ statue has recently been vandalized in New York City. Both of his hands were painted all red and the pedestal, he stood on, had graffiti with the words of “something is coming”on the pedestal. A park worker at central park alerted the authorities about the defacement of the 1892 bronze, which stands on north of the 65th street transverse at 7 a.m, according to the New York Police Department. However, there was also more words on the pedestal that spelled out “Hate will not be tolerated.” Depictions of Columbus have been swept into a national conversation about the public veneration of historical figures with controversial pasts.Vandalism is, of course, wrong, but this is just the beginning of an important conversation Americans must have.

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