President George Washington was a slave owner.
It’s clear that for this country to heal from racism, all references to Washington must be scrubbed. Taking down this nearly 100 year old statue is just a start. He has many more statues that need to come down. His name is also on everything from street names to apples.
Down it comes with a resounding “thud”.
George Washington statue in Portland toppled, protests continue
A group of people late Thursday night tore down a statue of George Washington that stood on the lawn of the German American Society in Northeast Portland. There were 30 to 40 people there at the time. Meanwhile, protesters elsewhere took a break from their nightly marching, but they still gathered a…