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Teddy Roosevelt Statue To Be Removed From Museum of Natural History

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21 June 2020

WCBS NEWSRADIO — A statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt that has stood in front of the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan for 80 years will be removed amid ongoing protests for racial justice, officials said Sunday.

The bronze monument—which features Roosevelt on horseback flanked by a Native American man and a Black man—has been at the front entrance of the museum since 1940.

The museum proposed removing the statue to New York City, which owns the property, and the city agreed, according to the New York Times.

“The American Museum of Natural History has asked to remove the Theodore Roosevelt statue because it explicitly depicts Black and Indigenous people as subjugated and racially inferior,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. “The City supports the Museum’s request. It is the right decision and the right time to remove this problematic statue.” […]

2 Comments on Teddy Roosevelt Statue To Be Removed From Museum of Natural History

  1. I have never liked ANY Roosevelt. One of them was responsible for making the European War, which F.D.R. desperately wanted to get involved in, into a world war, but lied to the American people that he wanted no part of it….suuure! He provoked the Japanese into attacking via crippling embargoes when Japan really wanted no part of fighting the U.S. The U.S. payed with 2400 lives to get that war. The taking down of statues accomplishes nothing except add to the overall terrorism against white people by the removal of history.

  2. well i dont like anything about him he was a jew and he did much harm as part of his machinations election finagling third part to get their man poisoning of mckinely or harding he was just a normal jew shitheel

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