Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Spanish towns offer new home for statues targeted by protests in US

Good plan. Move the statues to places where people actually want them.

By Ashifa Kassam

The Guardian

A handful of towns in Spain have sought to wade into America’s reckoning with its past, offering to rehome controversial statues targeted over their links to colonialism and centuries of genocide against indigenous peoples in the Americas.

Last month, lawmakers in California announced that the statue of Queen Isabella and Christopher Columbus would be removed from the state capitol in Sacramento, describing it as “completely out of place today” in the Capitol rotunda where it has stood since 1883.


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