I find every one of the statues mentioned in this article distasteful at a minimum, and in a lot of cases disgusting. Nonetheless, I’m not yet ready to join the call for their wholesale removal. Here’s why: The Confederate statues glorify people who took up arms against the United States—the very definition of… Read more
One of my major issues is, people put these statues up out of context. Like for example, Christopher Columbus ‘founded’ the America we know today, but at what cost? The cost is, thousands of Native Americans were killed and forced out of their own territories. Statues descriptions never go into stuff like that.
Wow...there r a lot of messed up people in history. Not like, a little messed up..like...severely...messed up.
Man, you Northers sure do have a lot of racist statues!
None? Statues like these are such a white-man thing to do. They were doing everything they could to prop themselves up and their false sense of superiority and entitlement.
Me. I’m not a hero, particularly great, anything more than average, or even an American, and yet all those criteria make me better-qualified to be a statue than Robert E. Lee.
Just think of the moving tribute on the base: ‘In Honour of DeRiven: He didn’t even own, like, a single slave or anything but they were still… Read more
Cassius Clay, both the Kentucky abolitionist and the famous boxer named in his honor as well as Anita Baker and Bayard Rustin for my top choices.
He was the first African American in the U.S. Navy to:
I joked on Twitter yesterday that people should sign my petition demanding all Confederate monuments be immediately replaced with monuments to RuPaul, Angela Davis or Brienne of Tarth. Then they demanded that I actually make that petition. Read more
Vasily Arkhipov - During the Cuban Missile Crisis, single-handedly prevented WWIII by refusing to launch nuclear torpedoes, despite pressure from the two other officers involved in the decision. Probably one of the few military heroes that can be admired for their choice not to act, instead of act.
Angela Davis. Maya. Madame CJ Walker. Harriet. Michelle. A “general one” that represents black women who endured and survived slavery. A Pullman Porter. Langston Hughes. Huey and Eldridge. Arthur Ashe. A “general one” to represent the children born and/or died in slavery. Marcus Foster (first black school… Read more
Also, a monument to the lives of the people lost in the Charleston church shooting.
Yuri Kochiyama, Grace Lee Boggs, Maya the queen poet Angelo.
Angela Davis, Emma Goldman, Barbara Smith and all the ladies of the combahee river collective!
Mankiller should get it for the name alone. I’ll go with WIlma Rudolph, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, & just to piss them off Hillary Clinton.