Remove Racist FDR's name from Staten Island Boardwalk
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On February 19, 1942, then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed executive order 9006, causing 120,000 Japanese Americans, many of them citizens, into interment camps for no reason other than their ancestry. This was the largest act of racism and violation of civil rights that could be attributed to a single person in the history of the United States. In this day and age, we are shocked and appalled that the NYC Parks department continues to allow the name Franklin Delano Roosevelt to be associated with Staten Island's seaside treasure, our beach and boardwalk. This majestic boardwalk is the fourth longest in the United States, and for it to bear the name of a racist is incomprehensible. We demand that the beach and boardwalk be renamed and the name of FDR removed on or before February 19, 2018, before the 78th anniversary of the largest civil rights atrocity perpetrated on American citizens by a sitting US president.
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