George Washington Statue Threatened - At Washington Uni

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George Washington Statue Threatened - At Washington Uni

When the statues of Confederate war heroes first came under attack, we immediately warned that this was only the thin end of a very thick wedge. The aim was not to eliminate the memory of men tainted by involvement in a cause associated with slavery; from the very beginning the real target was ALL 'Dead White Males' - who are of course symbolic of all live White males too, for we are the ultimate targets.

The latest example of just how right were were is news from the University of Washington, where the Black Student Union has garnered nearly 8,000 signatures on a petition that demands the school remove a statue of its namesake George Washington

The petition claims the statue "perpetuates white supremacy and preserves its historical imposition," because George Washington owned slaves. 

The offending statue was the product of a years-long campaign by the Daughters of the American Revolution, which raised $6,000 by "encourag[ing] schoolchildren from all over the state to contribute their pennies, no more than five cents apiece." The statue has stood on campus since 1909.

The petition also proposes cutting ties with the Seattle Police Department, disarming the university police, increasing funding for the American Ethnic Studies Department, and hiring more Black faculty members, among other policies.

University leadership responded with incremental measures at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, including cutting the campus police force by 20 percent and reiterating existing hiring initiatives aimed at bringing diverse talent to campus. But it did not pledge to remove the statue - and the BSU isn't backing down.

The university "commissioned a group of faculty experts to recommend wording for a plaque or other such display that would provide a broader context on the life and impact of George Washington," which "would include an explicit acknowledgment of his role as a slaveholder." That cowardly piece of appeasement has, however, only encouraged the anti-white bigots and BLM thugs, who want to remove ALL reminders that America was built by White, Christian, heterosexual men.

 

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