By Kyle James  |  04-01-2018   News
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One of the most liberal cities in America is at it again, this time instead of being the first to ban the sale of genetically modified foods or the first to elect a majority Green party city council, Arcata is set to be the first to remove a statue of a U.S. president. The city is set to pull down an 8 1/2-foot statue of William McKinley, a president who has been accused of ordering the slaughter of Native Americans at the turn of the last century.

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The statue has been present at the central square for over 100 years, but protesters like Chris Peters shouted, "Put a rope around its neck and pull it down." Peters is the head of Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous People and he says McKinley was a proponent of "settler colonialism" that "saved, raped and killed."

The last several months have seen dozens of Confederate statues pulled down in the U.S. and now they are after statues that offend native Americans. Tribal activists are mobilizing their efforts in the West and California is leading the charge. The state is home to more than 100 federally recognized tribes.

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In March, the San Jose City Council voted to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus from City Hall and San Francisco officials say they plan to remove a monument downtown that depicts a defeated Native American at the feet of a Spanish missionary. "Is there a difference between honoring McKinley and Robert E. Lee?" the mayor of Arcata Sofia Pereira said. "They both represent historical pain."

The statue of McKinley was crafted by a local resident of Arcata in 1906 and donated it to the city to honor "the first modern president." Ted Hernandez, a member of the Wiyot Tribe, said "The Native people here have avoided that square for years. Why do we have this man standing in this square where they used to sell our children?"

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Source: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-native-american-statue-removal-20180401-story.html

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Anonymous No. 22056 1522631094

Cant get more (((grassroots))) than a native group!

ya boi No. 22057 1522631570

yeah bro shits pretty bad, hope it dont get worse

Anonymous No. 22062 1522634832

Now they are tearing down presidents? Jesus what is happening to this country?????

Anonymous No. 22066 1522637622

>Now they are tearing down presidents? Jesus what is happening to this country?????

Jews

Anonymous No. 22068 1522638767

Kikes and their kike money used to pay these commi shitskins

Anonymous No. 22164 1522751199

Liberals are offensive to me.

We must deleted every photo of , bridge, road and building named after liberals.

What say you fellow conservatives?

Anonymous No. 22295 1522848964

The so called Native Americans were NOT the original land scavengers in America according to many respected anthropology findings and studies.

Nearly one-third of Native American genes come from west Eurasian people linked to the Middle East and Eastern Europe, rather than entirely from East Asians as previously thought, according to a newly sequenced genome / DNA testing.

Militia No. 22764 1523341136

As part Cherokee and Chickasaw, I would say the liberals are brainless robots of the elite Kharazian Jews. The Cherokee, Chickasaw and the Jews owned slaves in the Confederacy and fought for the confederacy as well as most every other Native American Tribe. Everyone wants to be the victim to play the victim role while destroying what they don't like to bring about a government that will eventually kill them all……. Because they are too weak to survive. Nations need survivors not victims

wendyj No. 22841 1523428794

I can see both sides of this issue, granted our leaders did great harm to Native Americans but

destroyingbout

rcoverall heritage is

wendyj No. 22842 1523428992

oops,, but destroying our heritage, simply statues, will not chg anything, it's assinine wrecklessness, IMO.

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