Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been petitioned to remove statues of George Washington and Andrew Jackson from city parks.
I am looking forward to Mayor Rahm attempting to ignore this fiasco-in-the-making.
“Representatives for the mayor did not immediately respond to requests for comment.”
I also hereby call for the abolition of the racist Democratic Party, whose prominent members founded the Ku Klux Klan.
From CBS Shitcago:
“The pastor also said President Andrew Jackson’s name should be removed from nearby Jackson Park, because he also was a slave owner. He said he’s not necessarily asking the city rename the parks altogether. He suggested Washington Park could be named after former Mayor Harold Washington, and Jackson Park could be named after civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson or singer Michael Jackson“.
“I am feeling ambivalent that I would have to walk my child, attend a parade or enjoy a game of softball in a park that commemorates the memory of a slave owner,” he wrote. “Therefore, I call on the immediate removal of President George Washington and President Andrew Jackson names from the parks located on the southeast side of Chicago. They should not have the distinct honor of being held as heroes when they actively participated in the slave trade.”
The sculpture was designated a Chicago Landmark on September 15, 1971.