It was always a given that the left’s war on statues was never going to stop after all of the Confederate monuments had been torn down and would eventually expand exponentially to include any white person who they want scrubbed from history.
President Trump himself once warned that this would eventually expand beyond the Civil War and he was once again correct because the American Taliban soon moved onto Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and now in a more contemporary attack on history, recently deceased former President George H.W. Bush.
Mr. Bush’s likeness was included as a tribute in predominantly black Hampton University’s Legacy Park but this isn’t sitting well with a leading member of the virulently racist Congressional Black Caucus which is chock full of Louis Farrakhan sympathizers and Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr. (who doesn’t even live in Virginia where the college is located) is demanding that it be banished from campus.
Rep. William Lacy Clay and his father, are asking CBC to oppose a sculpture of George H.W. Bush at historically black Hampton University https://t.co/ry4nFzIzfZ
— Roll Call (@rollcall) January 31, 2019
Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr. and his father, a former congressman, are asking the Congressional Black Caucus to follow their lead and oppose a sculpture of George H.W. Bush on the campus of historically black Hampton University.
Last weekend, the Hampton, Virginia university unveiled its new Legacy Park, which commemorates the 41st president along with a host of black leaders including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Frederick Douglass and Barack Obama.
The Democrat from St. Louis, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper that Bush’s record on civil rights is severely lacking compared to others honored at the park. Clay cited Bush’s appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court and his opposition to some civil rights laws.
The statue of Bush should be removed, Clay said, vowing to argue in a letter to the Congressional Black Caucus that its members adopt a similar stance.
“When you think about the legacy of President George H. W. Bush, it is not one that you can hold up as someone who believed in equal justice for all,” he said.
“It is a legacy that really damaged the African-American community, and what I mean by that is his appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, to replace a giant like Thurgood Marshall,” he said. “I think that was so insulting to the African-American and to the country as a whole, because [Thomas] couldn’t hold a candle to Thurgood Marshall, as far as civil liberties, freedom, equal rights, equal justice. He’s contrary to all that.”
My, what a champion of diversity but the CBC is the embodiment of racism of the vilest type.
The school likely didn’t realize the firestorm that it invited when it touted the inclusion of Mr. Bush in an announcement that hailed his work on behalf of black colleges.
George H. W. Bush:an American politician who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd vice president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. His earlier posts included those of congressman, ambassador, and CIA director. President Bush demonstrated a long-standing support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities over his career. Aside from delivering the 1991 Commencement address at Hampton University, President Bush founded the United Negro College Fund chapter at Yale University during his college days. As president, he continued his overwhelmingly positive support for Black Colleges with initiatives such as appointing 23 individuals to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to advise him and the Secretary of Education on ways to strengthen the HBCUs; directed the Office of Personnel Management, in conjunction with the Secretaries of Labor and Education, to develop a program to improve the recruitment of graduate, and undergraduate HBCU students for part-time and summer federal positions; and signed Executive Order 12677, which directed 27 agencies to increase the opportunities for the participation of HBCUs in federal programs. Increases in total funding over the fiscal years 1989 award levels were reported by most of these agencies. HBCUs received a total of $776 million in fiscal year 1989 and $894 million in fiscal year 1990, an increase of $118 million dollars. Under the Bush Administration, Hampton University alone received unparalleled support for strengthening its programs and improving its facilities. Under the Title III Program alone, salary supplements, scholarship support and the acquisition of instructional and research equipment were received.
That would seem to be admirable but unfortunately for the former POTUS, he had the wrong skin color which is unforgivable in these sick and twisted times.
Hampton University will now be savagely attacked by the Twitter hate mob and it won’t be long until Poppy’s statue is removed. Otherwise, vandals will just take matters into their own hands.
The CBC is a shameful disgrace and when it comes right down to it, they’re as un-American as hell.