The summer of 2020 wasn’t just about riots — it was the height of statue frenzy as well. President Trump authorized the arrest of rioters who were attempting to topple the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park. And young white liberals argued with black men who did not want the Emancipation Memorial in D.C. torn down. It was problematic, you see, because the statue of Abraham Lincoln helping lift a slave out of his chains looked racist to some people. Boston removed its Emancipation Memorial last December because it was making residents and visitors “uncomfortable” all of a sudden.
There was a similarly problematic statue of Teddy Roosevelt in front of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. It showed Roosevelt on a horse with a black man and a Native American walking alongside. Equity would demand that they all have horses. But it’s no longer New York’s problem, as it’s being packed up and shipped to North Dakota where it will be displayed at the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library.
It's curtains for the Teddy Roosevelt statue on Central Park West.
Next stop: North Dakota. pic.twitter.com/XAOP4YoYnt
— Jose Martinez (@JMartinezNYC) December 23, 2021
I hear China is tearing down statues today too.
— Browndogblue (@Browndogblue411) December 23, 2021
Proving, once again, Trump was right.
— Candy Lamb (@candylamb47) December 23, 2021
Trump was right
— Nikos 🇨🇾🇬🇷🇬🇧 (@RefugeeNik) December 23, 2021
— kittyc (@kittyc313) December 23, 2021
Where is that Teddy Roosevelt statue headed? I’m sure there are plenty of places where people would be proud to provide it a welcoming home.
— LbrtDo (@DoLbrt) December 23, 2021
Sweet. We will take it. A great American!
— Perry Olson (@perry82581) December 23, 2021
— Joshua Shelton (@jmshelton51987) December 23, 2021
Can someone explain why?
— chico gamboa (@ChicoGamboa) December 23, 2021
I believe the argument is that because he is in front of and above the people on both sides of him the statue is racist. No one is above anyone. They should all be on level ground. People have the same issue with the Lincoln statue in Boston.
— Travis (@Texas_Travis) December 23, 2021
The Lincoln statue that was in Boston.
— Lhop (@Lhop963) December 23, 2021
This is pathetic.
— AMPU (@amperfectunion) December 23, 2021
Everything woke turns to sh*t.
— DF Vanhorn (@asandyfrankprod) December 23, 2021
Our city is run by morons.
— Gulliver (@gehrigmantle) December 23, 2021
NYC used to be a great city. Now it’s run by commies who hate America.
— RandallOwen (@RandallOwen40) December 23, 2021
Erasing history like good communists.
— C. Swickster 🇺🇸 (@cdswick) December 23, 2021
Is New York even worth visiting ever? I’ve been there years ago and thought it was cool but over the last few years it doesn’t seem like a great place anymore.
— Matthew Durkee (@MatthewDurkee4) December 23, 2021
Just build a wall around NYC. It’s full of mutant savages. No one should have to be exposed to this level of insanity.
— William P. Inman (@WPInman1842) December 23, 2021
More people will appreciate it & learn from history's lessons in ND. Heck, at the current rate, more people might see it too.
— Sax Lexington (@_Spunky_Monkey) December 23, 2021
New York already has a George Floyd statue, so we’re not sure what they have planned to fill up the space there.
‘I don’t believe it should be blown up’: Tribal leader suggests there are other ways to do away with Mount Rushmore https://t.co/3o49rV6FUw
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 25, 2020
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