Saturday, June 3, 2017

Jefferson and the KKK

Columbia University students recently adorned a Thomas Jefferson statue with a Ku Klux Klan hood to protest “a man who is the epitome of white supremacy.”
In a “Statement to the University” published Sunday, members of the student group Mobilized African Diaspora (MAD) condemn Columbia for honoring Jefferson’s legacy, calling him “the epitome of white supremacy” and arguing that his statue contributes to the ongoing marginalization of black students.

Is slave-owner George Washington next? 
Will women rise up and demand the removal of all statues of Benjamin Franklin, a well-known womanizer?
When will statues of Lincoln be removed? He said that he had no problem with keeping slavery if it would preserve the Union. He also urged Black leaders to lead African Americans back to Africa.
Statues and monuments of people who promoted slavery were never created because they promoted slavery. These monuments provide opportunities to recognize the historical treatment of Blacks. Replacing these monuments with monuments to Backs only buries historical facts. 

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