DAILYKENN.com -- Once again the pretext for attacking Western culture is "racism."
From Campus Reform ▼
Students at Hofstra University are demanding the removal of a Thomas Jefferson statue from campus because Jefferson owned slaves and has been "embraced as an icon" by white supremacists.
The student who has spearheaded the campaign claims it is about "preserving history" by forcing students to "look at their privilege and understand what their race means."
A statue of Thomas Jefferson has raised the ire of student activists at Hofstra University, who are demanding that administrators remove his visage from campus.
JaLoni Amor, a Hofstra student and Black Lives Matter activist, released a petition calling for the statue’s removal on March 17, proclaiming that Jefferson has been embraced as an “icon” by “white supremacist and neo-nazi organizations” like the Ku Klux Klan.
"Not to bring problems, but I'd like to point out that as you are making the protest about your right to freedom of speech, don't forget that people like Jefferson gave you that right." Tweet This
“The Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center is one of the central points for on-campus life and student activities,” the petition reads. “It is unfortunate then that a bronze sculpture of a 71-year-old Thomas Jefferson, gifted to the university by Hofstra Trustee David Mack, is right in front of the Student Center.”
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