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Prince Who?

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | September 7, 2017

No. 1,350

Columbus in Schenley Park

Yes, its true.  A whole bunch of people signed a petition to replace a statue of Columbus in the Minnesota Capitol with one of Prince.  And in case you asked the reasonable question — “Prince who?” — it refers to the author of Purple Rain who died not too long ago of multiple drug overdoses.  I hope and pray that most of the signers thought it was a huge joke. If not, the state of liberal education is a lot lower than I thought.

Essay Question for the University of Minnesota Class of 2021:  “Discuss the relative contributions to civilization of Christopher Columbus and Prince.”

Well, here in Pittsburgh we have our own Columbus statue in Schenley Park.  Thousands of school children contributed pennies to construct the massive tribute to the Discoverer.  It has been defaced by graffiti artists and other intellectuals from time to time.  There’s been talk lately about taking it down because Columbus did not share the same values as the people who want Chris removed. But who should fill the void?  At last, we know.

Pittsburgh has its own hero for the times — Wiz Khalifa!

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CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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