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Dozens of demonstrators converged under a raised bust of Christopher Columbus in downtown Detroit on Saturday and demanded the monument come down as they protested against white supremacy and a list of perceived affronts to black Detroiters.
The peaceful gathering, organized by the Detroit chapter of BYP100, formerly known as the Black Youth Project 100, was one of numerous rallies and protests across the country in the wake of last weekend's street clash in Virginia over the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park.
The Detroit demonstration, held on a large traffic island with the Columbus monument at Randolph and Jefferson, went off without incident. It had been publicized on Facebook and dubbed, "Reclaiming our history: A Detroit without white supremacy.”
Organizers said they were unaware of any Confederate monuments in the city, so were focusing on memorials to other historical figures tied to a white supremacy mind-set.
Steve Bannon argued Wednesday that President Trump would benefit politically from his much-criticized response to the violent Charlottesville, Va., rally organized by white nationalists, claiming that liberals are engaging in "race-identity politics."
"President Trump, by asking, ‘Where does this all end,' connects with the American people about their history, culture and society," Bannon told the New York Times in an interview Wednesday. How to Deal With Criticism Watch Full Screen
"The race-identity politics of the left wants to say it's all racist," Bannon, the White House chief strategist, added. "Just give me more. Tear down more statues. Say the revolution is coming. I can't get enough of it."
He was jailed by the queen of Spain when she found out about his atrocities..
About six months later, in September 1493, Columbus returned to the Americas. He found the Hispaniola settlement destroyed (to this day, no one knows what happened there) and left his brothers Bartolomeo and Diego behind to rebuild, along with part of his ships’ crew and hundreds of enslaved natives. Then he headed west, with his own complement of native slaves, to continue his mostly fruitless search for gold and other goods. In lieu of the material riches he had promised the Spanish monarchs, he sent some 500 slaves to Queen Isabella. The queen was horrified–she believed that any people Columbus “discovered” were Spanish subjects who could not be enslaved–and she promptly and sternly returned the explorer’s gift.
In May 1498, Columbus sailed west across the Atlantic for the third time. He visited Trinidad and the South American mainland before returning to the ill-fated Hispaniola settlement, where the colonists had staged a bloody revolt against the Columbus brothers’ mismanagement and brutality. Conditions were so bad that Spanish authorities had to send a new governor to take over.
Christopher Columbus was arrested and returned to Spain in chains.In 1502, cleared of the most serious charges but stripped of his noble titles, the aging Columbus persuaded the Spanish king to pay for one last trip across the Atlantic. This time, Columbus made it all the way to Panama–just miles from the Pacific Ocean–where he had to abandon two of his four ships in the face of an attack from hostile natives. Empty-handed, the elderly explorer returned to Spain, where he died in 1506. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: LEGACY
originally posted by: 727Sky
a reply to: xuenchen
Someone need to point out US currency has the faces of founding fathers and slave owners. Since they want to destroy history we should get them to send us all the 1,5,10,50, and 100 dollars bills for us to dispose of properly !