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Walt Whitman Statue to Be Relocated on College Campus, Citing Controversial Racist Past
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A statue of the famous 19th-century poet Walt Whitman is set to be removed from the center of the Rutgers University-Camden campus in New Jersey after petitions from activists and a recommendation from a committee of scholars was recently approved.

"A committee of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members, including a number of historians and artists, examined this broad topic during the past year," said Sepanic. "Their recommendations include the relocation of a statue of Walt Whitman from in front of our Campus Center to another site on campus—in a garden space near a century-old tree—where the statue can be displayed with accompanying contextual information within the coming months."

Last year, a petition on change.org entitled "Remove Racist Walt Whitman from Rutgers-Camden Campus" started circulating.

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They said they’d stop at confederate statues.

Liars lie


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re: Walt Whitman Statue to Be Relocated on College Campus, Citing Controversial Racist Past
So they are now persecuting gay poets?


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re: Walt Whitman Statue to Be Relocated on College Campus, Citing Controversial Racist Past
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So they are now persecuting gay poets?
Not ALL gay poets. Only certain gay poets


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re: Walt Whitman Statue to Be Relocated on College Campus, Citing Controversial Racist Past
It will NEVER end.

That is why it is called the progressive MOVEMENT.


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re: Walt Whitman Statue to Be Relocated on College Campus, Citing Controversial Racist Past
Whitman also despised slavery and stated it was a stain on the Republic.

Yet Whitman was without doubt a white supremacist.

So was Lincoln.

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re: Walt Whitman Statue to Be Relocated on College Campus, Citing Controversial Racist Past
What part of CRT and 1619 project do people not understand?

All white people, especially men, are inherently evil and racist. The nation was founded and grew only to protect and further white supremacy, therefore any white men and especially any white “heros” are racist and can not be celebrated.


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re: Walt Whitman Statue to Be Relocated on College Campus, Citing Controversial Racist Past
This.


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re: Walt Whitman Statue to Be Relocated on College Campus, Citing Controversial Racist Past
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Yet Whitman was without doubt a white supremacist.
Just curious. When you say white supremacist, what do you mean?


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Walt Whitman Statue to Be Relocated on College Campus, Citing Controversial Racist Past


When will Cuomo move the bridge?!


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"A committee of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members, including a number of historians and artists, examined this broad topic during the past year

Imagine what we could do if we devoted our energy toward actually trying to solve problems.


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demoralization to the max.


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That is why it is called the progressive MOVEMENT


more like a bowel movement


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Just curious. When you say white supremacist, what do you mean?


Whitman believed that through the process of natural selection, the white European race was destined to emerge as the ruler of all humanity. In a era in which Darwin’s theories were increasingly gaining prominence, this was a commonly accepted view of many educated and cultured men.


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When you say white supremacist, what do you mean?



He was white.


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And miles to go before I sleep


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