Duke University Removes Confederate Statue

nivek

As Above So Below
Listen, what one needs to do is place oneself in the other persons shoes.

Eastern European countries that were enslaved for half a century by the Soviets, to add insult to injury, had statues of Lenin and Stalin on their territory.

You GOD DAM RIGHT they took them down when they were free to do so.

How does that relate with taking down our presidents statues here in the US?...
 

Area201

cold fusion
How does that relate with taking down our presidents statues here in the US?...

I can relate to those. It helps me see how some people (in the US) would be very upset and want some statue down of a person they felt wronged them. Just an example..
 

Castle-Yankee54

Celestial
I thought they had given up on this statue madness. They tried it here and the public soon put a stop to this insanity.

I was looking around some Aussie history......and it appears that the aboriginal people should have problems with a few statues or plaques in Sydney.
 

nivek

As Above So Below
I can relate to those. It helps me see how some people (in the US) would be very upset and want some statue down of a person they felt wronged them. Just an example..

How could a president in the 1800s wrong someone in present time?...
 

nivek

As Above So Below
Another one bites the dust...

Furious row after New York removes statue of 'father of gynecology' who experimented on black women without anesthesia

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  • Dr James Marion Sims invented the speculum which offered the first deep look inside women for gynecologists
  • However, he achieved this through deeply unethical and exploitative tests on black women
  • Only three of his dozen slaves are named, Betsey, Lucy and Anarcha; he operated on them without anesthesia while his white patients were medicated
  • On Tuesday, New York City moved a 14-foot statue of Dr Sims, deeming it a 'symbol of hate', relocating it to his grave in Brooklyn
  • Activists who led the campaign to remove it said it was a 'slap in the face' to move it instead of destroying it
 

August

Metanoia
I was looking around some Aussie history......and it appears that the aboriginal people should have problems with a few statues or plaques in Sydney.

They won't have any problems in Sydney or anywhere else for that matter the people of Australia won't let them pull them down . We are not like the US we value our heritage.
 

Castle-Yankee54

Celestial
The whole country is keeping them where we want them, statues and people , there are no native uprisings here like you get in the USA.

Well at least the Native Americans can speak out here......sounds like the Aborigenes are rather oppressed in that case.
 

Castle-Yankee54

Celestial
Speaking out is one thing, going around ripping up statues is quite different...

I wasn't aware that the McKinley statue was removed already.....and Andrew Jacksons statue at New Orleans is still standing too if memory serves.

I was actually talking about the Lakota's protests about the pipeline through their land.
 

nivek

As Above So Below
I wasn't aware that the McKinley statue was removed already.....and Andrew Jacksons statue at New Orleans is still standing too if memory serves.

I was actually talking about the Lakota's protests about the pipeline through their land.

They are probably on a list...

Well we are talking about statues here, not pipelines, I agree the pipeline shouldn't run through Lakota lands, we've taken enough of their lands already...
 

Castle-Yankee54

Celestial
They are probably on a list...

Well we are talking about statues here, not pipelines, I agree the pipeline shouldn't run through Lakota lands, we've taken enough of their lands already...

Yes they are on a list I'm sure.....in Jacksons case I can understand.

I was just responding about Native Americans being able to protest where the aborigenes were not.

Though I think the $20 bill is a better target.
 

nivek

As Above So Below
Ghandi was racist?...:ohmy8:

'Racist' Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana

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A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the famed Indian independence leader, has been removed from a university campus in Ghana's capital, Accra.

University of Ghana lecturers began a petition for its removal shortly after it was unveiled in 2016 by India's former President Pranab Mukherjee.

The petition said Gandhi was "racist" and African heroes should be put first.

In the wake of the row, Ghana's government at the time said the statue would be relocated.

Lecturers and students told the BBC that the statue, originally located at the university's recreational quadrangle, had been removed on Wednesday.

The university confirmed this, saying that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration was responsible.

Law student Nana Adoma Asare Adei told the BBC: "Having his statue means that we stand for everything he stands for and if he stands for these things [his alleged racism], I don't think we should have his statue on campus."

Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most celebrated figures of the 20th Century. He is best known for leading non-violent resistance to British colonial rule in India.

However, as a young man he lived and worked in South Africa, and although he has inspired people throughout the world his comments on black Africans have been controversial.

In his early writings he referred to black South Africans as "kaffirs" - a highly offensive racist slur. He also said that Indians were "infinitely superior" to black people.

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Toroid

Founding Member
Maybe there's some kind of retro-payback going on and there's a nonhuman source. It would be akin to using Isis to destroy ancient sites removing evidence of off world influences. The next thing will be anything that's white will be considered racist.

This rock needs to be removed immediately!!!!
The Great White Rock
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