Remove Columbus & Rizzo Monuments in Philadelphia
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Both Christopher Columbus and Frank Rizzo were notoriously racist men who upheld white supremacy and are responsible for genocidal acts against people of color. Rizzo also demanded raids on the LGBT community's establishments. As all of these lives are still threatened in this country even in 2017, there is no place for these two people to be honored. These statues need to come down and have needed to come down for a long time. They can be destroyed, put into a museum, but not kept on a pedestal. The public presence of these figures is not simply "offensive" in that it hurts feelings, but their presence is oppressive. Please join the other US cities in removing monuments that represent white supremacy, tell the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and the Association for Public Art to remove these statue from public grounds.
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