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Remove George Washington statue from watsonville plaza
Remove Washington bust from Watsonville Plaza Washington owned 100s of Slaves during his lifetime. He also aided in the genocide of the Indigenous people of this land. He is the epitome of White Supremacy! If we are going to display representations of men like Washington in a public space, we should then include features that reflect their dark, inhumane and genocidal qualities as well! We urge the community to sign this petition to take down this blatant display of racism and white supremacy standing so boldly in Downtown Watsonville. If monuments are meant to be permanent tributes to individuals and what they stand for, this idea is laden with many flaws and this bust does not reflect the values of our community and it MUST be removed.