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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2021, 11:34:52 pm »
How did we miss this one? (Or did I miss it in the comments?)



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Albert Pike (December 29, 1809 – April 2, 1891) was an American author, poet, orator, editor, lawyer, jurist, and prominent member of the Freemasons who served as an associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court from 1864 until the surrender of the Trans-Mississippi Department in May 1865. Before his appointment, Pike was a senior officer of the Confederate States Army who commanded the District of Indian Territory in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War.
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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2021, 11:12:06 pm »
Another one down!

https://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/gwinnett-commissioners-vote-to-remove-controversial-confederate-monument-put-it-in-storage/article_5a602cd6-5a23-11eb-8bfc-33ca21836542.html

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A controversial Confederate monument that has stood on the grounds of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse for nearly 30 years is coming down.

County commissioners voted to remove the monument and put it in storage — officially to ensure its preservation during a legal battle — on Tuesday afternoon. It’s a legal maneuver to get the monument off the Lawrenceville Square while getting around a state law designed to protect Confederate monuments and keep them in place by saying incidents of vandalism in the last year have warranted steps to protect the marker.


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« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2021, 12:54:20 am »
Harriet Tubman $20 Bill in the Works Under Biden Admin
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The Biden admin confirmed that Harriet Tubman will be on the $20 bill, picking up where the Obama White House left off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkU8-DS9Qas

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2021, 10:47:48 pm »
Well played!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/virginia-lawmakers-vote-to-remove-statue-of-segregationist/2021/01/22/6a2803c6-5ccd-11eb-a849-6f9423a75ffd_story.html

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RICHMOND, Va. — A panel of Virginia legislators advanced a bill Friday to remove a statue of Harry F. Byrd Sr., a staunch segregationist, from the state Capitol grounds.

The decision came amid a yearslong effort in history-rich Virginia to rethink who is honored in the state’s public spaces. Byrd, a Democrat, served as governor and U.S. senator. He ran the state’s most powerful political machine for decades until his death in 1966 and was considered the architect of the state’s racist “massive resistance” policy to public school integration.

“It is my deep belief that monuments to segregation, massive resistance, and the subjugation of one race below another, like this statue, serve only as a reminder to the overt and institutional racism that has and continues to plague our Commonwealth,” the bill’s sponsor, Del. Jay Jones, said when introducing the measure.
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Rita Davis, counselor to the governor, spoke on behalf of the administration Friday.

“Had Mr. Byrd had his way, I would never have the opportunity to be before you because I am Black,” she said. “Certain members of the General Assembly would never be able to serve because they’re not white.”

She said the question before the committee was “not whether we should remove Mr. Byrd’s statue from Capitol Square, but rather, why on earth would we keep it in Capitol Square?”
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In an unusual twist, a similar measure to remove the Byrd statue was filed last year by a freshman Republican lawmaker.

Republican Del. Wendell Walker introduced the bill, apparently with the aim of needling Democrats who were pushing for the removal of Confederate monuments, saying “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.”

But when met with agreement from across the aisle on removing the statue, Walker asked that the bill be killed

The lesson to be learned: always proudly embrace rightist accusations that we hate Western civilization. To paraphrase Davis, the question is not whether Western civilization should die, but why on earth would we keep Western civilization alive?

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2021, 11:32:15 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/29/tributes-to-slave-traders-and-colonialists-removed-across-uk

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Scores of tributes to slave traders, colonialists and racists have been taken down or will be removed across the UK, a Guardian investigation has found, with hundreds of others under review by local authorities and institutions.

In what was described by historians as an “unprecedented” public reckoning with Britain’s slavery and colonial past, an estimated 39 names – including streets, buildings and schools – and 30 statues, plaques and other memorials have been or are undergoing changes or removal since last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests.
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There are also audits and reviews under way into monuments and landmarks across the the country.

In November, the Welsh government identified 209 monuments, buildings or street names linked with slavery. The first minister, Mark Drakeford, said the audit was part of “a much bigger piece of work” that would consider how the nation moves forward.

Similar reviews have been commissioned by Glasgow city council, which predates the Black Lives Matter protests, and by the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, on the capital’s landmarks, and 130 Labour-led councils across the country, including the cities of Manchester and Birmingham. The Guardian data does not yet include the vast majority of iconographies being investigated in these reviews.
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“If the government is really concerned about inequality and racism, they would be the first to say yes, let’s put these statues in a special museum dedicated to crimes against humanity and stop glorifying people publicly.

“But they take the opposite view. So then you have to question everything they say about wanting a more just and equal society, a society without racism, because it’s just hypocrisy.”

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #50 on: February 02, 2021, 09:20:02 pm »
Another!

https://oklahoman.com/article/5681122/occc-removes-land-run-monument

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“It was a no-brainer,” Rose said in a statement. “If our goal is to create a community that is inclusive and welcoming to everyone, a monument that depicts cruelty and oppression can’t be on display here.”
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“We have always agreed with those who felt the monument was offensive and had no place on our campus,” said OCCC interim President Jeremy Thomas in a statement. “It does not accurately represent history, and it does not accurately reflect the respect, empathy and admiration we have for the true pioneers of this land: the indigenous people of this country. As soon as we were in a position to take it down, we did.”

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #51 on: February 10, 2021, 11:24:22 pm »
And on we go:

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/07/us/georgia-confederate-statues-moved/index.html

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2 Confederate statues were removed in Georgia within 3 days
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https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/02/10/londons-khan-unveils-star-studded-blm-inspired-commission-to-target-statues/

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Leftist Mayor of London Sadiq Khan unveiled a Black Lives Matter inspired ‘diversity’ commission on Tuesday, which will review all historical monuments in the British capital.
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Mr Khan’s fifteen-member commission includes Pakistani-British Star Wars actor Riz Ahmed, who has previously suggested that a lack of diversity on television and in film could lead teenagers to join ISIS.

The commission also includes social rights activist Toyin Agbetu, who gained national attention in 2007 after he confronted the Queen and then-Prime Minister Tony Blair at an event celebrating the end of slavery, a practice the United Kingdom with its Royal Navy had worked to stamp out.

Busting into Westminster Abbey, Agbetu shouted: “You should be ashamed. We should not be here. This is an insult to us,” adding: “You, the Queen, should be ashamed!”

What, you think an undead being like Windsor is even capable of feeling sincere remorse?

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2021, 09:55:56 pm »
More victories:

https://richmond.com/news/presbyterian-seminary-demolishes-historic-richmond-home-of-confederate-surgeon-i-am-not-sorry-hunter-mcguires/article_c71fcbe4-8200-550e-bd32-34c55c70bb82.html

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Inspired by the removal of Confederate statuary on Monument Avenue last summer, Union Presbyterian Seminary last month demolished the historic country home of a Confederate surgeon who served under Stonewall Jackson.
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McGuire was a Confederate doctor, teacher and former president of the American Medical Association who held deeply racist views. He opposed voting rights for African Americans and any mention of slavery as a cause of the Civil War in school textbooks. The Veterans Affairs medical center in South Richmond is named after him.
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 McGuire’s legacy of racism and that of the Medical College of Virginia, which used the stolen remains of Black people for studies and experimentation a century ago, cannot be neglected.

“Even a rare old architectural specimen whose core structure may date to the [late] 1700s is not sacrosanct in the face of reckoning that the memories of eugenicists and white supremacists like Dr. Hunter McGuire must now face,” she said. “He hated Black people and believed their highest and best usefulness was in submission and servitude to the white race. He and his peers worked very hard to ensure Black people’s lives were as constrained as possible.

“I am not sorry Hunter McGuire’s old house is gone.”

https://sanjosespotlight.com/san-jose-leaders-agree-thomas-fallon-statue-must-be-removed/

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After residents demanded for decades the Thomas Fallon statue, seen as a symbol of oppression by many, be taken from its lofty perch in the center of downtown San Jose, a key panel agreed.

The Rules and Open Government Committee of the San Jose City Council, which sets future City Council agendas, voted unanimously Wednesday to remove the statue.

Following a passionate community meeting last month, Mayor Sam Liccardo said he realized the depth of the pain this public art created for residents. Days later, Liccardo called for the statue’s removal. In a memo to the City Council, the mayor said the statue symbolized the white conquest of Mexican and indigenous communities.

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« Reply #53 on: February 19, 2021, 09:53:37 pm »
Truly a spectacle to behold:
https://youtu.be/JDu8yDWElC8

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #54 on: February 19, 2021, 10:13:00 pm »
The same must happen to every Trump building.

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #55 on: March 09, 2021, 11:39:28 pm »
Another one:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tennessee-remove-monument-kkk-leader-015757207.html

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The Tennessee Historical Commission on Tuesday voted 25-1 in favor of removing the bust of Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state Capitol, per the Tennessean.

Why it matters: "This is the first time the state has contemplated the removal of a monument or statue in the capitol under the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act," the state's Lt. Gov. Randy McNally said in a statement sharing his concerns over the precedent, per News Channel 3.

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #56 on: March 13, 2021, 04:17:56 am »
"undead being like Windsor"
I genuinely believe people like her have access to experimental life extension technology.

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #57 on: March 16, 2021, 10:36:04 pm »
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/story/2021-03-09/san-diego-unified-changes-name-of-junipero-serra-high-school-conquistador-mascot-after-students-said-they-were

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San Diego Unified’s Junipero Serra High School will now be called Canyon Hills High School after students successfully petitioned for the name change, saying that the name of the founder of California’s mission system is offensive to indigenous peoples whose ancestors were subjected to its doctrine.

On Tuesday night, the San Diego Unified School Board unanimously voted for the name change and to change the school’s mascot from a conquistador to a rattlesnake, or a “Rattler.”

Students who started the name and mascot change effort said it’s offensive and racist to have a conquistador as a mascot because it represents the Spanish colonization of the Americas, during which Spanish conquerors carried out a genocide of indigenous peoples, killing millions by disease and by force. Serra was the founder of California’s mission system, which assimilated indigenous people to Catholicism and Spanish culture and was a key strategy of Spanish colonization.

“The mascot and Serra himself are tied to the oppression of native peoples, and we shouldn’t be glorifying a mascot like the conquistador with all the violence,” said Charlotte Taila, a Canyon Hills High junior who started a petition last summer to change the mascot. “We shouldn’t be cheering for conquistadors when there’s nothing to be celebrated.”

Exactly. We should also start thinking about how to get their bloodlines out of the gene pool.

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #59 on: March 23, 2021, 06:08:55 pm »
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