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Posted on 03/30/2019 4:30:47 AM PDT by a little elbow grease
Hofstra University student activists are calling for the removal of a statue of Thomas Jefferson from campus near New York City because they say the third American president represents racism and slavery.
Students participated Friday in the second annual Jefferson Has Gotta Go! event over the statue that has been subject to protests and acts of vandalism in the past, with some previously defacing it with DECOLONIZE and Black Lives Matter slogans.
A petition last year was launched urging to move the Founding Fathers statue to a museum with proper context rather than display it on a college campus, especially not in front of a hub of student life.
Jeffersons values aided in the construction of institutionalized racism and justified the subjugation of black people in the United States, the petition read. Jefferson has been embraced as an icon by white supremacist and neo-nazi organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan and online white supremacist chat rooms.
The Jefferson Has Gotta Go campaign, organized by students are other area activists, held the protest on Friday at the site of the statue.
Hofstra College Democrats told the campus watchdog that they too want the statue to be removed and [we] stand with the Jefferson Has Gotta Go Campaign.
JGG isnt just about a statue," former College Democrats executive board member Miranda Pino seconded. Yes, the removal of the statue is important, but it is about what the statue represents: a legacy of racism and bigotry on college campuses.
But the protesters are going further than just calling for removal of the statue. They are also demanding an online, bias reporting system, an online complaint receipt program, and mandated, comprehensive, cultural competency training.
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Trump right again. He’s Nostradamos.
Hey hey, ho ho,
Those stupid Hofstra students have got to go!
Now I understand when my grandparents and other elderly people when I was young would say “ I’m glad I’m not long for this world”.
"All Whites Have to Go!"
And make sure you have plenty of cops/security to arrest anyone getting violent and expel / prosecute them.
Obama’s real legacy...a senseless and baseless race war.
It should be replaced with a statue of someone more relevant to their generation. Maybe a statue of Jussie Smollett.
What, exactly, would be necessary to completely "decolonize" the United States?
Would all of the descendants of people who had not already lived here, say, 10,000 years ago, have to leave?
If not, why not?
Where do these numb nut brainless snowflakes come from?
ISIS Mentality runs strong in the Left Wing
an online, bias reporting system, an online complaint receipt program, and mandated, comprehensive, cultural competency training.
Commissars. Why not? And elementary school kids can be enlisted to report on their parents... (s/)
This type of thing would not continue if the administration and the staff did not support it. The administrator know they could not remove the statue on their own, but if the students request it...well we have to be understanding of their concerns. BS. They want to remove all traces of Western Civilization and they are doing it by proxy.
When my husband and I were students ,at Hofstra ,in the 60’s, you could count the number of black students on one hand.
How much more idiocy is around the corner?
A lot more. By defaming our founding fathers, the rats are preparing the way to undo the Constitution they wrote. They will claim that just like Trump they were all bigots. I for one am stocking up on plenty of ammo! Things are getting way out of hand.
So when MLK used a line from the DoI that “all men are created equal”....he was participating in the promotion of a man’s words that “aided in the construction of institutionalized racism and justified the subjugation of black people in the United States”?
Then they’d better get rid of their swivel chairs and pedometers because Jefferson is credited with inventing them.
Because Hofstra will never be subjected to enough derision.
C'mon Weezie! We got work to do.
#1 Jefferson is a founding father, the country is what it is because of them.
#2 If you don’t like this country LEAVE! We created Liberia just for people like you.
#3 This country not only freed the slaves here but for the entire world (except for muslims)
#4 You are 12% of the population, you don’t get to dictate to the rest of us.
#5 Expell them!
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