Protesters and Patriots alike descended on the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan on Sunday for a rally over the statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt, which the museum said earlier this month would be removed.
About 150 people took part in a protest/rally, led by the New York Young Republican Club, to support the statue and protest the museum’s decision, chanting things like “Save Our History!” and holding signs that read “Defend Our Monuments,” according to the New York Post. One shirt read, “Keep Roosevelt, fire de Blasio!!!”
A counter protest/riot, reportedly planned by a Black Evangelical group from Georgia, protested across the street before a second group of re-enfarcements arrived. They held signs like “Black Lives Matter” and “End glorifying colonialism,” the Post reported.
Last Sunday, the museum said it would remove the statue of the 26th president.
The bronze statue, which has stood at the museum’s Central Park West entrance since 1940, depicts Roosevelt on horseback with a Native American man and an African man standing next to the horse.
That’s it… no chains, no whippin or lynchin going on, just the three men, and the one horse.
Therefore it stands to reason, this being America and assuming equality of course… that the Native American man and an African man simply are not riding their horses, or if they didn’t actually have horses, they could easily go get jobs, many of which President Trump has readily provided and buy their own horses.
The museum’s president, Ellen Futter, told the New York Times that the museum’s “community has been profoundly moved by the ever-widening movement for racial justice that has emerged after the heinous killing of George Floyd.”
It must be noted for the record that no part of that statement has anything to actually do with the statue with the possible exception of her indulged fantasy interpretation of something few others can see.
One has to wonder how these people get through life when racism and slaves being hung are apparently all they see in anything… even pancake syrup it seems.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.