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Pepperdine Gifts Christopher Columbus Statue to Nearby Catholic School


Added 05-17-19 10:38:01am EST - “"The 25-year-old monument now calls Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California, home."” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Pepperdine Gifts Christopher Columbus Statue to Nearby Catholic School”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“The 25-year-old monument now calls Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California, home.”

Pepperdine had to get rid of the statue because Columbus had become a problematic figure for the student body.

A little over two years ago, Pepperdine University made the decision to take down a statue of Christopher Columbus after student outcry, with its president at the time calling the monument a “painful reminder” of the past.

The private, Malibu-based university said it would relocate the statue to its campus in Florence, Italy.

But somewhat quietly last fall, Pepperdine officials gave the statue to its Catholic neighbor up the road. The 25-year-old monument now calls Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California, home. The Catholic campus is about 50 miles north of Pepperdine, roughly a 90-minute drive.

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