Statues of Racists and Haters That Should Be Torn Down
A statue of
Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his dog Fala are seen at the FDR Memorial September 20, 2012, in Washington, D.C. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)
Monday, 21 Aug 2017 11:05 AM
This is a select list of historic statues of racists and other haters that might be torn down:
An accused rapist, a statue of the notorious misogynist might rightfully trigger fear in young women who might be reminded of the oppressive rape culture that he fostered and that his enablers excused and in some cases condoned.
He returned segregation to the White House reversing the more liberal policies of his predecessors, Republicans Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. After viewing "Birth of a Nation" in the White House, a blatantly racist movie, Wilson proclaimed: "It is like writing history with lightning, and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true." This movie directly contributed to the re-emergence of the Ku Klux Klan.
Franklin RooseveltHe presided over the internment of hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans over the objection of many of his advisors. He sold out Poland and Eastern Europe to Soviet Russia thus allowing a murderous system to advance, a system which ultimately murdered upwards of a hundred million people.
Future Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren was the Governor of California who presided over the Japanese internment.
WEB DuBois joined the
Communist Party at the age of 93, a party that presided over more murder, poverty, human suffering, loss of human freedom than any in history.
Communist Party member Harry Bridges was head of the Longshoremen Union in San Francisco. During the Hitler-Stalin alliance he worked with both socialist dictators to stymie American efforts at
preparedness for war during the first two years of World War II.
Democratic Senator Robert Byrd, mentor to Hillary Clinton, was an active member of the Ku Klux Klan.