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    Student Govt. at UW-Madison Passes Resolution Supporting Removal of Lincoln Statue

    Student Govt. at UW-Madison Passes Resolution Supporting Removal of Lincoln Statue

    “Many students do not feel comfortable seeing him every day when we used to walk to classes.”

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    What makes these students more important than Abraham Lincoln? Nothing does, and they should be reminded of that.

    The College Fix reports:

    UW Madison student government passes resolution supporting removal of Lincoln statue

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison student government recently voted to approve a resolution that supports the removal of the school’s famous Abraham Lincoln statue, arguing it serves as a remnant “of this school’s history of white supremacy.”

    The Associated Students of Madison’s resolution, approved Sept. 29, calls for campus fixtures billed as racist by activists to be “reevaluated and then removed and/or replaced based on inputs from BIPOC students.”

    Among those items is the university’s historic 111-year-old Lincoln statue that sits atop the common passing area Bascom Hill. Another is Chamberlin Rock, a large glacial boulder that has been a campus fixture for 95 years.

    The resolution states their removal would “create an inclusive and safe environment for all students.” It passed unanimously.

    The student government vote comes on the heels of a protest in September, during which students marched across campus wearing all black, bringing attention to their unmet BIPOC demands for the school.

    The top demand listed on that petition is: “Remove the Abraham Lincoln monument located at the top of Bascom Hill and replace it with someone who stands for the justice of all people.”

    Associated Students of Madison Diverse Engagement Coordinator Chrystal Zhao explained in an email to The College Fix why the student government sided with the protestors.

    “First, I would like to say that not all representatives in ASM agree that [the] Abraham Lincoln Statue should be removed. With that said, Abraham Lincoln is a representation of ethnic cleansing of indigenous folks and the fact that UW-Madison stands on stolen land,” Zhao said.

    “Many students do not feel comfortable seeing him every day when we used to walk to classes. And his presence on Bascom shows that UW-Madison does not care about the ‘shared future’ plan we have with Ho-Chuck people and other first nations.”

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    billdyszel | October 10, 2020 at 11:03 am

    If the students UW accepted are this stupid, how bad are the ones they rejected?


     
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    DownUnderYid | October 10, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Let’s count how many Che Guevara posters these students have in their dorms….


     
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    CapeBuffalo | October 10, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    I stand with the ASNMDE and all BIPOCSX’s and fully support their support of the woodchucks of Madison, WI and the bridges of Madison County!


     
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    Barry Soetoro | October 11, 2020 at 3:34 am

    As a UW alumnum, I say, “Save Abe”! Not only is he an impressive sight as you scale the east slope of Bascom Hill (admiring the legs and derrieres of coeds as you do), but there’s a long held tale that Abe will stand the moment a coed virgin senior passes by him. I never saw him stand.

    “Associated Students of Madison Diverse Engagement Coordinator Chrystal Zhao explained in an email to The College Fix why the student government sided with the protestors.”

    Memo for Crystal Zhao: I suppose it hasn’t occurred to you that without Lincoln you’d now be just another peasant in China hoping to hell you have a good rice harvest so you don’t starve to death.

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