Sumary of New Jersey School Board Removes Names of All Holidays on School Calendar to Be Inclusive:
- Protestors have torn down and vandalized statues of Christopher Columbus, an Italian Renaissance-era explorer often credited with being the first European to discover the Americas..
- Members of various Italian American organizations, including UNICO and the Knights of Columbus, attended Thursday meeting to criticize the decision to rename Columbus Day..
- Speakers at the meeting explained the meaning and importance of Columbus Day to Italian Americans and argued that historians had painted Columbus in a negative light..
- A former student also spoke about Italian discrimination throughout history, including when a racist mob killed eleven Italian men in New Orleans in 1891…