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Museum to remove Roosevelt statue decried as symbol of white supremacy


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I think they could melt that down and make a better Teddy Roosevelt statue. Just don't let a white supremist be in charge if design approval this time.

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The media was mocking everyone who said that the Confederate statues were the beginning of this rewrite of history, not the end.

These "protesters" dont even know who statues they are tearing down by now.

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I’m thinking statues need their own Bill of Rights - to include due process, and freedom from cruel and unusual punishment.

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I am rather saddened to read this as I have seen that statue countless times since I was a kid. TR himself was no more a racist or sexist than any other man at that time, when White Supremacy was an accepted school of racial science. But having him leading the lesser African and Native American certainly does qualify as offensive by today's standards. I hope it is replaced with a more acceptable statue honoring TR but more reflective of today's standards.

I am actually more annoyed about the removal of a statue of Ulysses S. Grant in San Francisco. Here is a man who fought and defeated the Confederacy, and fought the Ku Klux Klan. However he married into a slave owning family and as a result became a slave owner himself for a short period of time. It seems to me that Grant did far more for racial equality than against it. It makes me wonder if any statue is safe anymore.

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These are monuments and statues. What do communists do during takeovers? They destroy such places because they remind people of their history, and where they came from so a clean sheet is provided for communists to write on. That's really what the downing of the statues across the country represent - communist erasure of EVERYTHING.

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It's not a problem with Theodore Roosevelt

It's the statue with him that makes it look like he's subjugating the Native American and African man

“The composition of the Equestrian Statue does not reflect Theodore Roosevelt's legacy,” Theodore Roosevelt IV, a great-grandson of the president, said in a statement to the Times. “It is time to move the statue and move forward.”

Futter said the museum objects to the statue but not to Roosevelt

His great-grandson and the museum both want to take it down

Not all statues are portrayed equal - some statues are better or worse than others

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