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Christopher Columbus debate: Does he deserve a holiday?

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

It's Columbus Day. For some, it's a day off and a parade. For others, it's a highly offensive day named after a man who historians say massacred and enslaved people.

Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

Dominic Candeloro, author of a new book called "Italian Women in Chicago" and the former executive director of the American-Italian Historical Association of Chicago and Jim Wall, blogger and author of "Agnosticism: The Battle Against Shameless Ignorance," debate the topic.

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