Monument honoring indigenous women to replace Columbus statue in Mexico City

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What significance does Columbus even have for Mexico (or the US, for that matter)? He never went there, never knew of its existence. His actual contribution to the world is far outstripped by his modern reputation.

wongo

Are they sure that the woman wasn’t complicit in Aztec’s empire slave trade?

red75prime

So, where do you draw the line exactly? I live in Rome, full of statues of Roman emperors that had slaves and conquered lands with blood, Ceasar had slaves and slaughtered people. I don’t get it

lazyness92

The Aztecs used to honour women by sacrificing them to the Gods.

manniesalado

/r/science currently has an article on a description from the 1300s of the eastern coastline of North America. Columbus wasn’t even the first non-Nordic European to know about this part of the world.

BeholdBroccoli