Long Branch — The statue stands in a small park near a strip of businesses owned primarily by blacks and Latinos. The 6-foot tall monument to Christopher Columbus was erected in Long Branch´s Slocum Park in 1961, when the city was predominantly white. More than half a century later, the city has seen an influx of Latino immigrants, and at least one Hispanic group would like to see the statue moved to a different location. "The man is not a national hero, and the statue is displayed in the center of a black and Hispanic neighborhood as if he did something really
Comments: Blacks and Hispanics moved in, and they instead want a statue of a black or a Hispanic person. Would the reverse be OK? Can white people, wherever they are in the majority, demand revocation of MLK day, etc?
Genome projects reveal that 60-65% of the genetic inheritance of "Hispanics" comes from Europe, i.e., Spain. "Hispanics" are descended from, and speak Spanish because of, Spanish explorers/conquistadores like Columbus, their relatives.
What is wrong with these people?! In a land of opportunity under the greatest country in the universe...and they´re ticked at the statue of Columbus?!!! ASSIMILATE and get your priority straight, then you´ll find that pot of gold at the end of the Rainbow.
He is indeed a very important part of our history. He discovered this land. As another poster says, he proved to Europe that the world was not flat. But the ignorant group opposing his memory evidently didn´t attend class that day.
Every single day the LEFT proves that there is no shortage of useful idiots ready to be manipulated. Yesterday it was the Knee-Jerks. Today it´s these fools. Tomorrow it will be proud marchers supporting the Sanctuary State of California. ALL have the ignoramus gene which you see demonstrated every day on MSNBC.
The Aztecs really put teeth into the phrase "Eat your heart out," and the Conquistadors didn´t conquist anything without the help of the oppressed locals. Columbus had the vision, skill, tenacity and guts to organize, equip and lead one of the most daring expeditions in the history of mankind. Not only did he lead his men into the unknown but he also led the world into a new and better era. I could go on. I´ll take Columbus over Bruce or Harvey or whomever the left wants idolize.
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Donna M, 10/7/2017 6:37:59 AM (No. 11408598)
Another article from the nearly dead NJ media packed with whine and grievances, signifying nothing. I know the general area, and the Columbus statue would be far better appreciated in a less rundown part of Long Branch or better, West Long Branch, Belmar or another area at the shore where the locals will protect and fete it.
But as #3 pointed out, the "Hispanics" owe their Euro genetics to those who came, saw, and settled after Cristoforo Colombo. So how self hating is that? And those "indigenous peoples" were often not peaceful agrarians.
So now Columbus is racist because he came to America to kill indians. He was an explorer that proved the earth was round. He was the only explorer to cross the Atlantic three times and make it back. If the so called hispanics are not happy here, they should go back first to Mexico and then to Spain. Besides, the lefties should be very proud of Columbus. He was the ultimate democrat. He didn´t know where he was going, he didn´t know where he was, he didn´t know where he came from and he did all that with borrowed money.
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