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Brown U. Students Want Roman Statues Removed From Campus Claiming They Promote White Supremacy

Brown U. Students Want Roman Statues Removed From Campus Claiming They Promote White Supremacy

“It is not that difficult to see how a statue of (Caesar Augustus) would serve as an icon of colonial and imperial domination”

When does someone stand up to students like these and just say no? This is all about power and control.

The College Fix reports:

Brown University students want Roman statues removed because they promote ‘white supremacy’

A Brown University student group, Decolonization at Brown, wants the school to remove two Roman statues displayed on campus, claiming the statues represent white supremacy and colonialism.

The student group at the Ivy League university in Rhode Island has lobbied the school’s Undergraduate Council of Students to support its initiative to remove of statues of Roman Emperors Caesar Augustus and Marcus Aurelius.

Removing the statues “is one step in a broader project of decolonization by confronting Brown’s institutional and ideological legacies of colonialism and white supremacy,” members of the group wrote in The Blognonian, a student publication at the university.

The Undergraduate Council is scheduled to vote on endorsing the initiative on Thursday after it bumped the vote, originally scheduled for October 22.

Jason Carroll, the student body president, would not comment on the proposal yet because the body has yet to hold a vote.

“There is not a resolution and the potential endorsement would be for an on-going student initiative run by Decolonization at Brown,” Carroll said via email to The College Fix.

“It is not that difficult to see how a statue of (Caesar Augustus) would serve as an icon of colonial and imperial domination,” Kelley Tackett, a leader of the decolonization group, said at an October 14 Undergraduate Council meeting.

“They function not as monuments to ancient Rome, but to a set of values and political stances which existed when they were commissioned on Brown’s campus,” Tackett said, according to student paper The Brown Daily Herald.

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SeekingRationalThought | October 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

I believe Chris Hayes went to Brown. If I’m right, ’nuff said.

I’m didn’t know I had statues at Brown. Besides, I am an American of Polish decent.

The truth is that western culture and society is superior. The proof is in their accomplishments, civil societies and their wealth. As an example the vast majority of books are written, published and read in western societies. People who dispute this truth are racists.

Caesar lived thousands of years ago. How do you know he was white?

It’s about destroying our sense of being Americans – which is based on a melting pot to be sure, but with a strong Western European influence and basis.

Destroy the basis and foundation, and they can “remake” America into their “woke utopia”

From the statues, silly.
Same way we know Jesus was.

    henrybowman in reply to henrybowman. | October 29, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    That was supposed to be a reply to irv. (First day trying to use LI from an RSS reader, and learning a whole new set of issues.)

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