As liberal hysteria and virtue signaling take a front seat, historical icons are taking a back seat.
Or in the case of the statue of Teddy Roosevelt in front of a New York museum, it’s taking no seat at all.
The president of the New York City’s American Museum of Natural History, Ellen Flutter, confirmed the statue will be taken down because it is “hurtful.”
Over the last few weeks, our museum community has been profoundly moved by the ever-widening movement for racial justice that has emerged after the killing of George Floyd. We have watched as the attention of the world and the country has increasingly turned to statues as powerful and hurtful symbols of systemic racism. Simply put, the time has come to move it.
According to Breitbart News, “the decision to remove the statue was proposed by museum officials and approved by the city of New York, which owns the property and the building.”
To read more about the removal of Teddy Roosevelt, click here.