In San Francisco demolish the monument of the XIX century, a recognized racist
Author: Alina Dykman
News California News San Francisco
The Board of appeals in San Francisco (CA) yesterday, September 12, decided to dismantle the monument of the XIX century, which, according to a number of public figures, is “racist and demeaning to native American peoples”.
The song “old days”, as referred to, is located near the city hall and dedicated to the founding of California. The monument is a figure of an Indian at the feet of a Spanish cowboy and the Catholic missionary.
“A special Commission will begin work as soon as possible to remove the monument”, — said the representative of the Commission on the arts city Council of San Francisco Volume of Decane.
Activists for many years sought the dismantling of the composition. Their attempts, they renewed last year, when the whole country began to clean up the monuments of the Confederacy.
For the demolition of the “Old days”, the Commission on the arts voted in April, but city Council overturned that decision. The appeal was submitted, and in the end, the monument is still dismantled.
Member of the appeal Board Rick Swig called the monument “horrible”, but expressed concern that the demolition will provoke a conflict between the inhabitants of the city.
Earlier this year in San Francisco canceled the celebration of Columbus Day, replacing it with a celebration of the indigenous peoples of America.
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