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  • University of Mississippi to rebuild Confederate statue despite student protest

    10/17/2017 6:42:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    redalertpolitics.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Isaiah Denby
    The University of Mississippi is replacing a Confederate statue on campus which was damaged by a pickup truck last month. Now, students are outraged after learning that the Confederate statue on the Oxford campus will be rebuilt. Ole Miss student groups are coming together to protest the forthcoming restoration. The University of Mississippi NAACP chapter released a statement in collaboration with the Students Against Social Injustice (SASI) in which they lambasted Ole Miss for their decision to fix the damaged statue instead of retiring the controversial artwork. “The repair and continued display of this monument by the University of Mississippi...
  • Not Even Lincoln Is Spared the Wrath of the Statue Topplers

    10/16/2017 6:03:44 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 40 replies
    ©2017 Reason Foundation ^ | October 16, 2017 | Lindsay Marchello
    It began with Confederate monuments, but it was only a matter of time before the history of everyone ever commemorated in America was in dispute. Even Abraham Lincoln. The statue of the 16th president and liberator of slaves at the top of Bascom Hill is one of the most beloved sites on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Graduating students and their families wait in line for hours in the spring to have their pictures taken in Lincoln's lap. Wunk Sheek, an indigenous student group, does not share this sentiment. The group has charged that a statue of Lincoln has no...
  • UVA Protesters debase Jefferson, a “racist and rapist”

    09/14/2017 7:10:00 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 27 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 9/14/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    An estimated 100 protesters littered the grounds surrounding the Thomas Jefferson statue at the University of Virginia (UVA) Tuesday night to show strength behind a list of demands the Black Student Alliance gave to the university in August in response to the now infamous “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. More than 100 students, residents, and faculty members joined the protest, chanting, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist UVA!” as they circled the statue which they adorned with a sign, reading, “TJ is a racist and rapist” and covered the university founder’s statue with a black tarp. “Black Lives Matter”...
  • Another statue of St. Junipero Serra vandalized in California

    09/14/2017 11:34:13 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Crux ^ | September 13, 2017
    A statue of St. Junipero Serra at the Old Santa Barbara Mission in California has been decapitated and splashed with red paint. The bronze statue was vandalized overnight between Sunday and Monday.
  • Afro-pick sculpture placed near statue of former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo

    09/14/2017 4:25:08 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    Penn Live ^ | September 13, 2017
    A sculpture of a 12-foot-tall afro pick now sits feet from the controversial statue of former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo in Philadelphia. The statue, installed by Mural Arts Philadelphia, is a temporary exhibit on Thomas Paine Plaza near 15th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard at the city municipal services building. Created by artist Hank Willis Thomas, it is titled "All Power to All People," and is part of a new public art project called "Monument Lab" that will include works from 20 artists placed at a dozen sites around the city over nine weeks. Thomas said he didn't create...
  • Temporary Restraining Order Halts Removal of Dallas' Robert E. Lee Statue

    09/06/2017 6:07:41 PM PDT · by TLI · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6 2017 | Fox News
    Robert E. Lee statue Published September 06, 2017 Fox News The Dallas City Council voted 13-1 to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from its namesake park in Oak Lawn The Dallas City Council voted 13-1 to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from its namesake park in Oak Lawn (Fox 4 News) A temporary restraining order Wednesday spared a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from being taken down — just hours after the Dallas City Council signed off on the removal. Work began an hour later to remove the statue. A crane was moved into...
  • Liberals in a Tizzy

    09/06/2017 7:19:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of statues of Confederate generals and the Confederate battle flag, and they are working up steam to destroy the images of Gens. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis from Stone Mountain in Georgia. Allow me to speculate as to the whys of this statue removal craze, which we might call statucide. To understand it, we need a review of the promises black and white liberals have been making for decades. In 1940, the black poverty rate was 87 percent. By 1960, it had fallen to 47...
  • Vandals Damage Statue Of Christopher Columbus In Yonkers Amid Growing Controversy

    08/30/2017 2:06:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    WCBS ^ | August 29, 2017 | Staff
    As New York City considers the future of the monument at Columbus Circle, others are taking more direct aims at tributes to the controversial Italian explorer. For the fourth time in ten days, a statue of Christopher Columbus has been vandalized. This time, it happened in Yonkers.
  • 'The Thinker' at UofL vandalized with pro-Trump graffiti

    08/26/2017 7:46:23 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 26 replies
    NBC Cincinnati ^ | 11/9/2016 | Amber Powell
    The Thinker statue at UofL was found vandalized with pro-Trump writing the morning after the presidential election.
  • The Progressive War Against the Dead

    08/24/2017 5:02:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Much of the country has demanded the elimination of references to, and images of, people of the past -- from Christopher Columbus to Robert E. Lee -- who do not meet our evolving standards of probity. In some cases, such damnation may be understandable if done calmly and peacefully -- and democratically, by a majority vote of elected representatives. Few probably wish to see a statue in a public park honoring Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the founding members of the Ku Klux Klan, or Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney, who wrote the majority opinion in the...
  • Australia debates Captain Cook 'discovery' statue

    08/23/2017 8:57:00 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | Aug 23, 2017
    A debate has ignited in Australia over a statue of British explorer Captain James Cook, which has a plaque saying he "discovered this territory". The 19th Century statue, in Sydney's central Hyde Park, has come under scrutiny following recent discussion over Confederate monuments in the US. Critics say the inscription overlooks indigenous Australians, while others defend it as being part of history....
  • Did FBI Cover Up Confederate Statue Bomb Plot by Dem Donor's Son?

    08/22/2017 11:09:50 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 22, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    I wouldn't be terribly surprised if Richard Dowling's statue ended up saving a whole lot of lives. Here's what happened now. Andrew Cecil Schneck, 25, was charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance, federal prosecutors announced. A park ranger doing a routine patrol of the area around Hermann Park on Saturday caught Schneck kneeling in the bushes near the statue of Richard Dowling, a commander in the Confederate army
  • A car crash topples a Confederate statue — and forces a Southern town to confront its past

    08/22/2017 6:43:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    theweek.com ^ | August 6, 2017 | David Montgomery
    bout 3:30 a.m. on a Saturday in July 2016, an on-duty patrol car with the Demopolis, Alabama, police department proceeded along North Main Avenue toward West Capitol Street. It was a clear night, and nothing much was going on. There hadn't been an arrest for two days, and that had been for misdemeanor theft from a supermarket. The squad car rolled past the bank and the power company on the left, the town square on the right. Up ahead, in the center of the intersection, loomed a monument: a marble statue of a soldier, not quite life-size, elevated about a...
  • Suspect Arrested For Trying To BOMB Confederate Statue

    08/21/2017 12:32:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    GP ^ | 08/21/17 | Joshua Caplan
    Confederate statues are under attack around the United States. Since the deadly Charlottesville attack, leftist thugs have defaced, damaged and, in some cases, destroyed Confederate statues. A new report from the Houston Chronicle says a suspect is now in custody after attempting to bomb a Confederate statue in Houston’s Hermann Park. Chron.com reports:   A Houston man has been arrested on allegations he tried to plant explosives at the statue of Confederate officer Richard Dowling in Hermann Park, according to high-level law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation. When confronted Saturday night in the park, the man tried to drink the...
  • Sen. Kaine Suggests Replacing Statue of Lee With One of Pocahontas in U.S. Capitol

    08/21/2017 12:01:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 21, 2017 | Susan Jones
    The discussion about Confederate statues is about addition as well as subtraction, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said on Sunday. He told CBS's "Face the Nation" that he favors removing the statue of Robert E. Lee in the U.S. Capitol and replacing it with one of Pocahontas, for example.
  • MLK, Christopher Columbus statues vandalized in Houston parks

    08/21/2017 6:25:56 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | August 19, 2017 | John D. Harden
    Vandals splattered paint onto a bronze bust of Martin Luther King Jr. and a 7-foot-tall statue of Christopher Columbus in Houston as nationwide turmoil over historical statues spilled beyond the protests over Confederate monuments. The MLK statue in the historically black community of Sunnyside was found smeared with white paint early Thursday morning. The towering statue of Christopher Columbus in the Montrose area was doused with red paint sometime Thursday night, Houston police officials said Friday.
  • Former DHS Secretary: Removing Confederate Statues Is A Matter Of National Security

    08/21/2017 5:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Statues of Lincoln, Catholic saints, and Confederate generals have been in the political debate as of late. There are even a few commentators who want to tear down monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. It’s out of control, but then again—that’s the progressive Left. Now, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says it’s a matter of national security. He made the remarks to ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on This Week Sunday. Our friends at the Washington Free Beacon clipped the exchangeJeh Johnson: Removing Confederate statues a matter of 'homeland security' "What alarms so many of us from a...
  • Black Lesbian Rioter Who Toppled Confederate Statue In Durham May Receive Scholarship

    08/20/2017 8:19:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | August 19, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    Black Lesbian Rioter Who Toppled Confederate Statue In Durham May Receive Scholarship
  • Hate on the Left

    08/19/2017 6:02:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2017 | John C. Goodman
    The video that appeared more often than any other on my TV screen this past week showed protestors toppling a statue of a confederate soldier in Durham, North Carolina. Then kicking it, stomping on it, spitting at it.The Workers World Party is the group that pulled off this feat and they were also involved in the violent conflict in Charlottesville.So, who are they? You didn’t learn much about them if you watched CNN or even Fox News. The commentators on the regular cable channels were too focused on racists and white nationalists and why Donald Trump wasn’t condemning them enough....
  • Junipero Serra Statue Vandalized In Mission Hills

    08/18/2017 2:19:17 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 8/18/17 | cbsla
    MISSION HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Several people stopped by a statue of Father Junipero Serra in a park across from Mission San Fernando on Thursday after a photo made the rounds on social media appearing to show the statue had been vandalized. A picture circulating Facebook showed the statue spray-painted red and the word “murder” written on Serra in white.