15 Aug 2017

Teddy Roosevelt Already on the List

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The Guardian reported last Fall that they were already protesting in New York to get rid of Teddy Roosevelt (and to rename Columbus Day).

Hundreds of activists gathered at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday to take down the “racist” statue of Theodore Roosevelt and an urgent call to rename Columbus Day.

More than 200 people cheered outside the museum as activists covered the statue of Roosevelt on horseback flanked by an African American and Native American on either side and demanded it be ultimately removed.

“A stark embodiment of the white supremacy that Roosevelt himself espoused and promoted,” the group explained in a statement. “The statue is seen as an affront to all who pass it on entering the museum, but especially to African and Native Americans.”

Activists from the groups NYC Stands with Standing Rock and Decolonize This Place organized the protest to draw attention to the museum’s encouragement of racist tropes, and implored New York City to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day.

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Seattle Sam

I’m still waiting for them to expunge all references to Elihu Yale, slave trader.



Seattle Sam

Since most of the worthwhile things in history were done by people like Roosevelt, the “affronted” are really seeking to rewrite history. This is the sort of practice that results in mushy-headed students emerging from high school thinking that the most significant figure of the civil war was Harriet Tubman.



Cactusjack

Obviously they are unaware of the fact that TR was the first US President to invite a black man to dine with him at the White House, and went ahead despite vicious personal attacks in mainstream newspaper editorials and from prominent Congressional Democrats.



Scullman

These scum, collectively, couldn’t carry TR’s lunch bucket.



Seattle Sam

Since Mohammed held slaves I assume we will shortly see anti-Islamic protests from the left?



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