“a symbolic gesture of our commitment to our College and in our community to continue and accelerate the fight against systemic racism”
This is beyond parody. Is the school going to change its name as well?
NBC 4 in Ohio reports:
Columbus State Community College removing Columbus statue Friday
Columbus State Community College is removing the statue of Christopher Columbus beginning Friday morning.
The college says it will take an estimated eight hours to remove the statue.
In disassembling the statue, Columbus State says it has committed to:
– Ensuring the structure is removed in a manner so that it can be reassembled in another location if and when desired by a future curator.
– Completely and carefully removing graffiti from the statue after it is disassembled.
– Packing the sections of the statue for safe transport and storage at this time and to ensure its safe relocation to any future location.
The plan to remove the statue on campus was originally announced Tuesday.
“The removal of the Christopher Columbus statue is a symbolic gesture of our commitment to our College and in our community to continue and accelerate the fight against systemic racism,” said Columbus State President David Harrison.
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