Addressing Racist History
Petition to Jared Polis
Ban The Confederate Flag In Colorado
The confederate flag is a blatant symbol of racism and hate much to the likes of the Nazi flag, and should be lawfully considered as such. Many believe that it is a symbol of heritage, when in actuality it is a symbol of racist violence, hate, and slavery. In the 1950’s and the 1960’s the flag became widely used as a pro-segregation symbol during the civil rights movement. The white supremacist KKK hate organization (which was formed by confederate soldiers in 1860) began to use the confederate flag as their emblem. With this association, and the association to the Confederate ideals, this flag clearly represents slavery, racism, and white supremacy. It is for these reasons that it should no longer be publicly flown or signified anywhere and should be viewed the same as white-aryan/nazi propaganda.
Petition to US State Department
Categorize The KKK as a Terrorist Organization
In 1865 the hate group known as the Ku Klux Klan was formed following the defeat of the Confederacy in the American Civil War. For four years the group terrorized people of color in escalating incidents of violence that eventualy led it's founder to try and disband the very group he created. In 1871 Congress passed the Third Force Act, commonly known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, and martial law was declared while simultaneously categorizing the KKK as a terrorist organization. This allowed Ulysses Grant to make hundreds of arrests using military force while suppressing the KKK wherever possible. In 1882, Congress deemed the Ku Klux Klan Act unconstitutional thereby protecting their organization under constitutional freedom of speech. At no point in history has speaking their opinion been the primary focus of the hate group known as the KKK. For over a hundred years since the Act was overturned, the organization has reigned unchecked and remained violent and terroristic towards people of color. On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd, an African American, was murdered in cold blood by a white police officer in the streets of Minneapolis. This led to civil unrest across the entire globe in support of change for the United States and equality for people of color who have been oppressed for over 150 years in our country. The peaceful protests quickly turned to riots as the voices of the people went unheard. On June 2nd of 2020, president Donald Trump used social media to proclaim his interest in labeling Antifa as a terrorist group and letting them shoulder the blame for the destruction during the protests. The destruction of life is of far greater consequence than the destruction of property, and rioting is the voice of the unheard. In honor of George Floyd, and in celebration of equality, we move that the KKK and other hate organizations who discriminate and support prejudice and hate for our fellow human beings all be further categorized as terrorist organizations once again, and be eliminated from our country's soil with the creation of the George Floyd Act. Anyone with any ties to these organizations should be arrested and charged as threats to our nation and it's citizens. There is no reason why these organizations should be allowed to exist, much less be protected under our nation's constitution.
Petition to Esko township and Duluth's surrounding areas
Change the mascot of Esko, MN from esk*mo to something that’s not a racial slur.
Although many may not be aware, the term Eskimo is a racial slur used against indigenous people. Esko high school’s mascot is an Eskomo. Saying Eskomo is no better than Eskimo, just like a white person saying n—a is no better than saying n—er even though people like to pretend it is. Using this watered down version of the word is still offensive, not to mention that using indigenous people as a mascot is dehumanizing and racist. Among the civil unrest of our country, we can no longer pretend that our school’s mascot is harmless so I propose we change it to something better.
Petition to West Virginia State Senate, Virginia State House, Alabama Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, North Carolina Governor, South Carolina State Senate, Donald J. Trump, Georgia State House, Georgia State Senate, Mississippi State Senate, Mississippi State House, Virginia State Senate
Change every Confederate Statue to a Mothman Statue
The Confederate Statues should not represent our country. The Robert E. Lee statue is already being removed. Why not fill that space with a statue of Mothman? Mothman is the first urban legend to denounce racism and oppression. Mothman is the perfect candidate to replace Robert E. Lee and any other Confederate Statues. This petition is not the only form of protest against the Confederate Statues that fill The United States of America. Call your Representatives, Senators, Governors, and Mayors. Contact local councils too. These Confederate Statues have put a stain on the country and Mothman is a great alternative.
Petition to Gregg County Commissioners
REMOVE the Confederate statue in front of the Gregg County Courthouse
Together, we can remove this monument that represents the traitors, slavers, and white supremacists that put their life on the line in order to own other human beings. Gov. Greg Abbott said removing Confederate monuments "won't erase our nation's past, and it doesn't advance our nation's future...” "Racist and hate-filled violence — in any form — is never acceptable, and as governor I have acted to quell it. My goal as governor is to eliminate the racist and hate-filled environment we are seeing in our country today.” The Daughters of the Confederacy, who have sponsored the monument, have made it their mission to keep the voices of traitors and white supremacists alive. https://youtu.be/dOkFXPblLpU Here is a quote from former Mayor Bodenheim. "Men of the Confederacy in the name of the city of Longview, I bid you welcome to the fair city. You will find yourselves among your own people here, and every man, woman, and child within its boundaries stands back of me when I say we honor you beyond words. Your uniforms may be faded, but every thread of them speaks to us of glorious achievement and heroic endeavor, and I had rather have such a uniform to bequeath to my children as a legacy than the diamond bedecked regalia of the greatest king that ever graced a throne." "This Monument stands for the cause of liberty; it stands for the vindication of American manhood and American bravery; it represents the blood of a nation spent in a cause that to the Sons seemed worthy; it immortalizes Southern chivalry and Southern Womanhood, and do not ever go near it without lifting your hat, for you are standing on sacred ground." Do Confederate white supremacists and racists find their brothers and sisters in Longview, TX? Is this city a haven for those traitors? This county spits on the people whose families were sold throughout the South, whose blood was spilled and whose cries echoed off of the walls, those who were worked until their fingers bled and until they dropped dead, and those who were lynched in the trees by the so-called “Confederate heroes” that this county upholds so highly. Is this what Longview stands for? Is this what Gregg County stands for? Is this who we are? This monument belongs in a museum as an example to the future generations. This is what we will not tolerate. Together, we can show racists that they will not be praised here or anywhere. Not anymore.
Petition to City of Monroe
Removal of General Custer Statue in Monroe, MI
I am requesting the removal of the General Custer statue that is centered in downtown Monroe, MI. This statue represents a man who was glorified by using mass genocide of Native Americans. It does not represent what our town stands for in 2020. By taking this statue down it will give the community a sense of change and hope for the future of future members of monroe. We want our kids to grow up safe, happy, healthy, and unafraid to die.
Petition to Mayor Koch, John F. Keenan, Bruce J. Ayers, Tackey Chan, Ronald Mariano, Daniel J. Hunt
Change the Yakoo Mascot at NQHS
The mascot of North Quincy High School is the Yakoo, an offensive caricature that stereotypes Native American culture. The Yakoo came to be when Dr. Allan Yacubian attended NQHS. It was created in 1957 when a fellow student drew the caricature of him as part of a contest for a new mascot. Ironically, Dr. Yacubian is of Armenian descent. Dr. Yacubian has been a longtime booster of school programs and a great contributor for college scholarships for Quincy students. We want to remove the Yakoo from North Quincy because of its racial implications. The removal of the Yakoo is not meant to take from away the significance of Dr. Yacubian's contributions but rather to bring light and awareness to the harmful racial stereotypes American culture has long associated with Native Americans. It is hypocritical of QPS officials to say that they have been listening to concerns brought on social media about racism in our school systems and wanting to move forward with positive change when they refused to remove the Yakoo, a strong representation of racist and harmful stereotypes. In order to build a safe, supportive, and inclusive school community that promotes respect, diversity, and equality, it is important that we reflect on how the Yakoo continues to be an ignorant and hurtful representation of the Quincy Public Schools community. We need to move forward for positive change rather than blindly hold onto harmful "traditions."
Petition to Mayor James Kelly
Rename Confederate Ave.
Paulding County is home to so many different races of people. It is no secret that residents have experienced many racial injustices at the various school systems, in stores, and on playgrounds. The amount of non-white residents continues to grow as this beautiful community thrives. Affordable housing, adequate shopping, and easy access to other cities makes it ideal for families. But with names of streets like Confederate Avenue still making their mark, residents are reminded they do not belong. We are currently in a time of vast upheaval. Social justice is prevailing and everything is changing. We need to know that Paulding supports its residents of color. The renaming of Confederate Avenue into a continuation of Cartersville Highway symbolizes a step forward for Paulding County. This change is small, but can cause a beautiful ripple effect and provide a glimmer of hope for residents seeking answers and reform. Sign this petition to show the Mayor of Dallas, the seat of Paulding County, that you support the renaming of Confederate Avenue in downtown Dallas.