Do Hardcore Italian-Americans and Italians care about Columbus Day and preserving the identity of Columbus as a national hero? The answer is complicated. There are entire Facebook groups for Italian Americans who are against Columbus Day. However, it was the National Italian American Foundation that helped keep Columbus Day as a holiday back when there were talks of having the situation changed in 2002.

Columbus statues have been tampered with all over America. In the fall of 2017, a statue of Columbus in New York was defaced and another one was vandalized in Queens, New York.

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While some believe that removing the Columbus Statue glorifies Columbus and his crimes, others believe that removing it also removes a large piece of American history.

The following chart displays the public’s perspective on the Columbus statue. What is your opinion on this matter?

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