Remove the Vance Monument

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Nancy Brown
Oct 8, 2020
This needs to go!

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Julie Schneyer
Oct 8, 2020
All monuments that represent and reinforce an idealized view of U.S. history in which white supremacy is glossed over, prettied up, or simply denied need to come down. This monument should be replaced by a memorial to the incarcerated black people who died building the Swannanoa Tunnel! https://bittersoutherner.com/2020/somebody-died-babe-a-musical-coverup-of-racism-violence-and-greed

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Amie Tracey
Oct 7, 2020
It's long overdue that we stop venerating this racist.

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Patrick Barnes
Oct 7, 2020
We don't need a monuments to a traitor. And yes I was born in the south. Black Lives Matter

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Gavin Dillard
Oct 7, 2020
Or just ditch his name and repurpose the obelisk. Put some bronze animals on it.

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Janet Ledder
Oct 7, 2020
I'm signing because it's past time to remove the monument. Let's stop honoring hatred, racism and violence. Please take it down, in the name of decency, kindness, compassion and community!

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Arnold Brown
Oct 7, 2020
Traitors, racists, and white supremacists don't deserve honors. This is a part of our history that brings shame upon us. We don't have to forget our history, even the evil acts we committed, but we should not celebrate those evils.

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Deborah Swanson
Oct 7, 2020
If it is left up, no matter what is done to it, it will always be called the Vance Monument.

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Thomas Perry
Oct 3, 2020
I care !

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Debbie Metcalf
Oct 3, 2020
I'm signing this petition to remove the Vance Monument from the Asheville City Square because it represents a man and a period of our history that treated Blacks as chattel. It symbolizes hatred and institutional inequality and discrimination. There are many more egalitarian and positive images that could be placed in that spot; one that is inclusive of everyone. We are all human beings. We should be viewed and treated equally.