CNN: “Washington, Jefferson Statues Need To Come Down”

CNN’s Angela Rye called for statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to come down Thursday on the network. 

“To me, I don’t care if it’s a George Washington statue or Thomas Jefferson, they all need to come down”

https://youtu.be/S8cpVg6hLhU

“American history is not all glorious… George Washington was a slave owner. We need to call slave owners out for what they are. Whether we think they were protecting American freedom or not, he wasn’t protecting my freedoms,” the network contributor said.

“To me, I don’t care if it’s a George Washington statue or Thomas Jefferson, they all need to come down,” Rye concluded.

Rye’s remarks came after Daily Beast editor John Avlon argued Washingon spent his life trying to unite the nation.

Full remarks:

ANGELA RYE, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: We have to get to the heart of the problem here. The heart is the way many of us were taught American history. American history is not all glorious. I love John to death, but I couldn’t disagree more about George Washington. George Washington was a slave owner. We need to call slave owners out for what they are. Whether we think they were protecting American freedom or not, he wasn’t protecting my freedoms. I wasn’t someone — my ancestors weren’t deemed human beings. To me, I don’t care if it’s a George Washington statue or Thomas Jefferson, they all need to come down.

I’m not feeding into white supremacy. I’m calling out white supremacy for what it is. And sometimes what it is, John, are blind spots. Sometimes what it is, is not acknowledging this country was built on a very violent past that resulted in death and the rape and the killing of my ancestors. I’m not going to allow us to say it’s OK for Robert E. Lee and not a George Washington. We need to call it what it is. I don’t say they don’t deserve to be taught about. We definitely need to learn about it so we don’t repeat it. We are close to repeating it right now. I’m not giving any deference to George Washington or Robert E. Lee.

Source: by Ian Schwarts | Real Clear Politics

3 thoughts on “CNN: “Washington, Jefferson Statues Need To Come Down”

  1. Fergus Boone

    Who needs these nobodies to lecture sane people. If she doesn’t like the USA she can go to a country that didn’t have slavery in 1776. Good luck with that you ignorant slut. Blacks will never produce a Washington, Jefferson or a Lee as long as they refuse to assume responsibility for their actions and deny the need to reform black culture. In the same way all immigrants but blacks have sought to assimilate into America, blacks have resisted for over 100 years. We see it today with their sainting of felons, thugs and bigots. Other groups reject this glorification of thugs and bigots. Who could mistake black culture for Japanese, West Indian, Indian, Korean, Lebanese, West Africians (yes West Africans-the difference between true Africans and American blacks is startling), Turks, Vietnamese, Bolivians, Mexicans, Phillippinos.

    Truly accomplished blacks are disparaged for acting white. They treat the police as their enemies and other races as their sworn foes. This is not unique to the USA, in every society, culture, and nation blacks refuse to assimilate. One does not ever mistake a black for a Frenchmen, an Englishmen, or Spanard, its always black just as Muslims will never assimilate.

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