Oriel College, Oxford University: Remove the racist statue of Rhodes immediately

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David Norman
5 years ago
Cecil Rhodes was an instrument of Colonialism and Suffering

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Mel Brown
5 years ago
As a black woman I am passionate about unearthing the African diasporic history, much of which is still lost. I find that many of the stories told in Britain regarding slavery are still fairly positive in that they fail to tell the true horrors of that period, referring to it as simply a regrettable thing that happened. Perhaps the possibility of repatriation is slim, however how can we ever encourage colonialist countries involved with the slave trade to ever put their rights wrong when those who were behind slavery are still glorified? Many of the Jewish diaspora have received both apologies and repatriation, and it would be unacceptable for a statue of Hitler to be in the public domain. Just because repatriation has not been awarded to us does not mean that glorifying those negatively involved is acceptable. It simply makes it harder for those affected to heal and move on.

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Harold Sasasquatch
5 years ago
I hate not sining petitions (and niggers)

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Ben Fulford
5 years ago
Some statues, by their commemoration of egregious persons (epitomising past evils whose effects and potency linger still) in public position of honour bear such a weight of significance against the humanity of fellow citizens that their public prominence is not tolerable but inappropriate. Like the Confederate Flag, Rhodes' statue in Oxford is one of them.

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Crystal Lennix
5 years ago
I'm signing because a safe study abroad student, this doesn't make me feel safe and the institution is better/more reflective than this! Don't celebrate a murderer and racist.

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Noma Mbereko
5 years ago
It is deplorable that knowing what we all know today Oxford university continues to have a statue of Rhodes. Take it down, Hussein was taken down, Hitler ... Take it down !

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Hossein Sharafi
5 years ago
Read a painfully unfunny joke on OO that's convinced me that rhodes must fall

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Steven Norris
5 years ago
Do I really need to explain?

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mikateko mafuyeka
5 years ago
its time!

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Toyin Agbetu
5 years ago
I support this campaign because the many British institutions that have inherited wealth and privilege from racist benefactors need to make reparation for continuing to exploit and glorify their illicit and immoral proceeds of Maafa.