“The equestrian memorial to Theodore Roosevelt has long prompted objections as a symbol of colonialism and racism,” lies the New York Times in a Sunday article about the statue being slated for cancellation.
It has during the woke era been the subject of objection from hysterical idiots. It has no “long prompted” outrage about colonialism. He wasn’t even colonial.
Theodore Roosevelt's statue will be removed from the Museum of Natural History in New York City. The memorial has long prompted objections as a symbol of colonialism.https://t.co/aPafBjXCOv
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 21, 2020
From the article:
The decision, proposed by the museum and agreed to by New York City, which owns the building and property, came after years of objections from activists and at a time when the killing of George Floyd has initiated an urgent nationwide conversation about racism.
For many, the equestrian statue at the museum’s Central Park West entrance has come to symbolize a painful legacy of colonial expansion and racial discrimination.
“Over the last few weeks, our museum community has been profoundly moved by the ever-widening movement for racial justice that has emerged after the killing of George Floyd,” the museum’s president, Ellen V. Futter, said in an interview. “We have watched as the attention of the world and the country has increasingly turned to statues as powerful and hurtful symbols of systemic racism.
This is the best part.
Ms. Futter made clear that the museum’s decision was based on the statue itself — namely its “hierarchical composition”—- and not on Roosevelt himself, whom the museum continues to honor as “a pioneering conservationist.”
Ms. Futter must be a descendant of Nero because that degree of oblivious fiddling absolutely HAS to be genetic.