Take Down the McKinley Statue in Hawaii: White supremacy doesn't end at the Confederacy
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Hawai'i invites our sisters and brothers across the world to stand with us against the ongoing celebratory recognition of President William McKinley, the figurehead of U.S. imperialism and white supremacy in the Pacific.
McKinley’s statue and commemoration is an act condoning international crimes against native persons of the aforementioned lands and beyond. It stands as a reminder of the same hateful racist-driven “white power” that we witnessed during the recent Charlottesville protests and all that it does to divide us to this day.
As an example to the world, we call for the just removal of his statue in Hawaii and we demand that the currently named William McKinley High School revert back to it’s original name, ”Honolulu High School.”
Christopher M. Kaipulaumakaniolono Baker
Guy Hanohano Naehu
Isaac "Paka" Harp
Kaylene Kauwila Sheldon
Dr. Kalamaoka'aina Niheu
Kathryn Xian, Executive Director of Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery
Laulani Teale - Hoʻopae Pono Peace Project
Mary Alice Kaiulani Milham
Professor Noelani Goodyear- Kaopua
Skippy Ioane, Mamo Street satellite, Kingdom of Hawaii
Tanya Mailelani Naehu
Women's Voices Women Speak
Lisa Natividad- Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice
Professor Tina Taitano DeLisle
Professor Vicente Diaz
Kenneth Gofigan Kuper
Melvin Won Pat-Borja
Héctor Reyes, retired Associate Professor, Harold Washington College, of Mayagüez
Nelson Cardona-Martínez, Professor, of Rincón
Nestor J. Rodriguez, retired professor, of Cabo Rojo.
José Luis Ramírez de León,
Abogado of San Juan
Franchec Crespo, Art Director, Alameda, CA. Born in Mayagüez
Chicago Boricua Resistance
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