Hate symbols

Members of Mayor de Blasio's controversial statue commission are hoping the public can help them decide which of the city's monuments qualify as "symbols of hate."
He'll take a position on each controversial symbol or monument by the end of the year.
These plaques would, in theory, allow certain contested figures to remain in place with a new citation that foregrounds their potentially hateful or destructive deeds.
Does Ulysses S. Grant qualify as a hate symbol? Does Christopher Columbus? Questions continue to mount as the Mayor works to refine the criteria of his new hate symbol review.
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