Students call for removal of Christopher Columbus murals
December 4, 2017
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Some University of Notre Dame students, employees and alumni say 19th century murals of Christopher Columbus should be removed from a school building because they depict Native Americans and blacks in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers.
More than 340 students, employees and alumni signed an open letter against the paintings published in the university's student newspaper, the Observer. The letter says the paintings in an administrative building are equivalent to a Confederate monument.