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90sRetroFan

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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2020, 11:58:42 pm »
Still a long way to go:

https://www.splcenter.org/presscenter/splc-whose-heritage-dataset-updates-september-15-2020

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Total number of Confederate symbols removed/relocated from public spaces or renamed since George Floyd’s death (May 25, 2020): 93
Removed: 64
-60 monuments
-1 state flag (MS)
-1 holiday (VA)
-2 Confederate flag emblems (SD police department assets and VA town seal)
Relocated: 10
-10 Confederate monuments
Renamed: 19
-10 schools
-4 colleges (1 campus; 3 buildings)
-2 parks/trails (CA and VA)
-2 roads (TX)
-1 body of water (VA)

Since the Charleston church shooting in 2015:
146 total symbols have been removed from public spaces
123 monuments have been removed or relocated from public spaces (109 monuments removed; 14 monuments relocated)

Nearly 1,800 Confederate symbols remain on public land; 698 of those symbols are monuments.

Further information:

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/06/919193176/confederate-statues-come-down-around-u-s-but-not-everywhere

And remember: Confederate statues are just the beginning. We will not rest until every Western statue all over the world from the colonial era has been toppled. (And then we can move onto buildings.....)
« Last Edit: October 10, 2020, 12:14:16 am by 90sRetroFan »