Take Down the Abraham Lincoln "Emancipation Statue" in Washington, DC

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It’s time to take down monuments that memorialize the intended subservience of black people in this country. Confederate statues are the obvious example, but this statue in Washington, DC perpetuates the idea that we are beneath white people and should simply be grateful for the scraps that have been thrown our way. While Abraham Lincoln was a monumental US President, worthy of memorializing, he already has a national monument that doesn’t have degrading racial undertones.

To this day, Emancipation doesn’t mean full equality and equal opportunity. This Juneteenth, I want us to send a message that this type of symbol represents the philosophy of racial superiority that we should be removing from society. I hope you will sign my petition to take down this statue and help us move closer towards the belief that all people are created equal. “Endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

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-Marcus Goodwin