Sure, the Genovese navigator wasn't perfect. However I recall that the Mayans and the Aztecs were slavers and practitioners of human sacrifice.
From the Detroit News:
Someone apparently isn't a fan of Christopher Columbus on the holiday honoring the Italian explorer.Hatchet? Doesn't the writer mean a tomahawk?
A statue of Columbus at Jefferson and Randolph was vandalized with what appears to be red paint and a hatchet to its head. A photo of the statute was posted Monday on Reddit. By afternoon, the hatchet was removed.
The city of Detroit will have the statue cleaned Tuesday, said Dan Austin, a spokesman for Mayor Mike Duggan's office.
From my post at Da Tech Guy:
I walked its streets--the tragedy of Detroit.