(NEW YORK POST) — Now the statue censors are going after … William McKinley?
The City Council of Arcata, Calif., has voted to remove the town’s most prominent statue on the grounds that it represents “historical pain” to Native Americans; local advocates claim the 25th president promoted “settler colonialism.”
It looks more like progressives with too much time on their hands looking to rally around a handy, if not very fact-based, cause.
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Yes, McKinley’s time in office marked the end of the sovereign status of the Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, Seminole and Cherokee tribes — but that’s a modest footnote in the history of federal-Indian relations.