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The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is down a monument of history after liberals complained a statue of President Teddy Roosevelt on horseback is racially insensitive.
It was a horrible year in 2020 to be a statue of someone other than a revered liberal hero, as castings of all manner of historical figures bit the dust. From Abraham Lincoln to Christopher Columbus, it seemed that anyone the left didn’t like (for legitimate reasons or otherwise) was at risk of being targeted for removal. Unfortunately, many of these movements were successful in their missions.
Even Teddy Roosevelt, arguably the first progressive president the United States ever saw, wasn’t safe from the torches and pitchforks.
It's curtains for the Teddy Roosevelt statue on Central Park West.
Next stop: North Dakota. pic.twitter.com/XAOP4YoYnt
— Jose Martinez (@JMartinezNYC) December 23, 2021
Complainants indicated that the statue was racist, because it depicted Roosevelt on horseback while an African American and Native American man were trailing slightly behind him.
Because it’s kinda racist? pic.twitter.com/GVkDiOcaJF
— Jim Mayfield (@JimmyMayfield) December 24, 2021
The statue won’t be destroyed or dumped in a trash pile, however. It will be transported to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota where it will be displayed.
Twitter had mixed reactions regarding the removal:
I believe the argument is that because he is in front of and above the people on both sides of him the statue is racist. No one is above anyone. They should all be on level ground. People have the same issue with the Lincoln statue in Boston.
— Travis (@Texas_Travis) December 23, 2021
Is New York even worth visiting ever? I’ve been there years ago and thought it was cool but over the last few years it doesn’t seem like a great place anymore.
— Matthew Durkee (@MatthewDurkee4) December 23, 2021
I’m guessing these same people don’t exactly have a campaign against Woodrow Wilson or FDR monuments. Why is that?
— an egg (@eggelbert) December 24, 2021
More normal people than can be found in NYC, apparently.
— K Hansen (@DrEvil63) December 24, 2021
Proving, once again, Trump was right.
— Candy Lamb (@candylamb47) December 23, 2021
No, its a statue of the SUV actually.
— Iraklako (@herculeancowboy) December 24, 2021
Hahahahaha! Teddy was a progressive! Hahahaha!!!!!
— Roadwarrior the original (@VRoadwarrior) December 24, 2021
— Joe In Texas, no hat, no cattle (@Joe86753091) December 24, 2021
Imagine the mindset you have to be in and the complex you have about yourself to think the way these people think… honestly, would have never noticed that statue until it was pointed out.
— PJ (@Heyyypete) December 24, 2021
— D4n (@D4n0w4r) December 23, 2021
— 𝐁𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐞 𝟐 🎄🤺 (@SisyphusGoals) December 24, 2021
Judging people from a century ago with today’s standards. Doesn’t make sense. I’m sure the haters enjoy our national parks.
— Modfamfan (@modfamfan1) December 24, 2021
We love him and he will have a welcome home here.
I’m so glad the statue will be someplace where it will be loved and appreciated.
— Michael McLaughlin (@MichaelMcl1970) December 24, 2021
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