Repeal Bill Preventing Removal of Confederate Statues In North Carolina
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The Historic Artifact Management and Patriotism Act was a bill passed in 2015 by North Carolina's previous governor, Pat McCrory. This act makes it illegal to move, alter, or otherwise disrupt state monuments. Many of these monuments are under the bill's protection are Confederate statues. These statues are from a time of extreme hatred and racism and should not be in public places. This could lead to the unintentional endorsement of such ideologies. Many of these statues were mass-produced by the confederate south to instill pride in the people and promote a sense of superiority and power over the suppressed people of the United States of America that had recently been freed. This sense of pride lead to corrupt laws such as the jim crow laws, as well as practices such as sharecropping. People do not want these reminders of previous and present racism and hatred in the cities and public places. These monuments should be moved away from public places to historical museums, where they can serve as reminders of how the USA has changed and learned from past mistakes. Unfortunately, this law currently makes this impossible, leading many people to destroy these statues. Help us repeal this bill and make our state a safer and better place where we can stand together. You are able to do this by signing this petition for the removal of The Historic Artifact Management and Patriotism Act.
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