By Jon Dougherty
Left-wing activists and their supporters caused a great deal of havoc last year when it became all the rage among those who are perpetually angry to attack and seek the removal of statues and monuments to the Confederate States of America.
Now, Leftists not satisfied with depriving the South of its war heroes now want to deprive the rest of us of our founding fathers.
According to Campus Reform, Leftist student groups at Hofstra University in New York are demanding that officials remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson. They are making additional demands too, such as “mandated, comprehensive, cultural competency training.”
It’s a wonder they have any time left for class.
The news site reported:
Students at Hofstra University protested a statue of Thomas Jefferson on Friday at the second annual event, titled “Jefferson Has Gotta Go!”
The statue has been the center of controversy on the campus and has been defaced with “DECOLONIZE” and “Black Lives Matter” signs and stickers. According to a media advisory sent by the Jefferson Has Gotta Go (JGG) campaign, the protest was held at Hofstra Breslin Hall. Organizers included “students of Hofstra University, staff from Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, and supporters of Hempstead community.”
Hofstra College Democrats “want the statue to be removed and [we] stand with the Jefferson Has Gotta Go Campaign,” the group’s president, Brynne Levine, told Campus Reform.
Why? Slavery, of course.
Former College Democrats executive board member Miranda Pino also said she supports the effort.
“JGG isn’t just about a statue,” she told Campus Reform. “Yes, the removal of the statue is important, but it is about what the statue represents: a legacy of racism and bigotry on college campuses.”
JGG, in its media advisory, made additional demands that include “an online, bias reporting system, an online complaint receipt program, and mandated, comprehensive, cultural competency training.”
If the recent past is any predictor, then the “cultural training” course will be yet another opportunity for perpetually angry Leftists and minorities to further inculcate and institutionalize hatred against white people.
The JGG protest came hours after George Washington University students voted to get rid of the school’s mascot, “George the Colonial,” named after another Founding Father, George Washington.
Let it be said that civility cannot survive in a multicultural society like ours when certain ethnic groups find it necessary to dwell on past sins so they can use them as platforms to justify attacks other ethnic groups.
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