Columbus Gets the Ax

In an artistic display of rebellion, a statue of Christopher Columbus in Detroit (the old French fort between the Haudensaunee Confederacy and the Anishinaabe) was decorated with an ax to the forehead, complete with fake blood.

Columbus-Ax-in-head

This is reminiscent of this summer’s removal of the Confederate Flag in South Carolina (which resulted in systemic change) and last month’s attack on a statue of Junipero Serra in California (which resulted in the authorities seeking to press hate crime charges against the Native American perpetrators–   I have explained why that decision in and of itself meets the definition of a hate crime.)

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