NYC may REMOVE George Washington statues as part of new ‘reparations’ plan

“Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who’s next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish!” - Donald Trump in 2017

While New York City continues to grapple with a crisis of illegal immigrants flooding the city as well as a consequential need for budget cuts, members of its city council have been plotting some new changes that seek to, among other things, delete monuments dedicated to important American figures such as George Washington.

Also on the agenda for New York City’s council is to launch a reparations task force, according to Fox News

Former President Trump famously predicted that leftists would go after the monuments of America's first president back in August 2017.

“Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who’s next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish!” Trump said at the time.

The city council's Cultural Affairs Committee is reportedly set to host a public hearing on an initiative to nix any type of city property that "depict[s] a person who owned enslaved persons or directly benefited economically from slavery, or who participated in systemic crimes against indigenous peoples or other crimes against humanity." 

This set of standards would of course mean that figures such as European explorer Christopher Columbus and America’s first president, George Washington would promptly have their statues removed throughout the city.

In cases where a work of art is not decided to be removed, the Public Design Commission (PDC) will be made to oversee the installation of an "explanatory plaque" beside the object. The initiative also instructs the PDC to correspond with the Department of Education regarding placing plaques on sidewalks or other public spaces near schools that are named after a historical figure that meets the standards. 

Tuesday's agenda also lists a proposal for the formation of a task force that will "consider the impact of slavery and past injustices for African Americans in New York City and reparations for such injustices."

Fox News reported that other proposals include a call for human services contractors as well as city employees to be subjected to anti-racism training, and mandating that a sign be put up around the intersection of Wall and Pearl Streets "to mark the site of New York’s first slave market." 
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