The Confederate Statue in Travis Park in San Antonio, Texas represents, in the form of a monument, a time when former slave owners and supporters of Jim Crow ruled the political environment.
This symbol of bigotry was erected as a guise to coverup the inhuman system of slavery, and part of the so-called "Redeemer Movement" of the "Lost Cause. " This movement sought to reinvent history and erase the main reasons for the Civil War, which was the protection of the institution of slavery, enforcement of white supremacy, and to promote racism through the years.
The presence of this statue, in a public place, erases the real reasons for the Civil War and does not represent the multi-cultural diversity of San Antonio. WE, the citizens of San Antonio are demanding that such a hateful reminder of bigotry be removed to a museum, or other suitable place, where the true history about those that defended slavery can be told. As the counterprotestors said this weekend "hey hey - ho ho - this racist monument's gotta go."
Update #51 years ago
We are doing great! let's try to share on Face Book with as many friends as possible and other social media outlets. We are almost at 20,000 signatures to remove this racist statue. Let's go for 25,000! Get your friends to sign now! The signatures will be delivered soon to the city authorities. PUSH Forward!
Update #41 years ago
We are fighting back against the Nazis, neo-confederates,, and the rest of the neo-fascists. Please report any threats to the the Southern Poverty Law Center at https://www.splcenter.org/ and take photos of the racists and send them to the anti-racist website at https://twitter.com/YesYoureRacist
All of these racist statues need to be removed wherever they are. Please share our petition on Facebook and twitter with as many friends as possible.
Update #31 years ago
We are a clear message that their worship of soldiers that were traitors to America should not be celebrated. We are also aware that many of these confederate soldiers were forced to fight and thousands picked up arms against Robert E. Lee and the Confederacy, for they realized that the plantation owners and owners of slaves did not have to fight. In Texas poor whites rallied against the Confederates and fought them.
Update #21 years ago
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Update #11 years ago
Moving this statue to a museum is the right thing to do so that the true story of the slave owners and those that wasted their lives defending the plantation owners can be told.