Perhaps American colleges and universities should just remove all statues from campus. It seems as though no one is acceptable enough to have a monument.

The Washington Times reports:

Gandhi statue under fire at Fresno State

Officials at California State University-Fresno are facing increasing pressure to remove a statue on campus depicting the late Indian freedom leader Mahatma Gandhi.

“How will the historian teach and explain that Gandhi was uncharitable in his attitude towards the Black race and see that we are glorifying him by erecting a statue on our campus?” asks a Change.org petition, which is nearing 5,000 signatures.

“Gandhi was deeply prejudiced against all minorities, from black Africans, Jews, to low-caste Hindus,” it states. “He also demonstrated a shocking lack of morality, from sleeping naked with young girls to employing nonviolence merely as a tool of political expediency.”

The petition, launched last week by Akhnoor Sidhu, demands that the statue, which stands among figures of Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez and Jane Addams in the Fresno State Peace Garden, be removed “in solidarity of the Black Lives Matter movement.”…

Fresno State President Joseph Castro responded in a statement last week defending the statue, explaining that its presence did not necessarily honor every aspect of Gandhi’s life.

 

 
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