40,000 South Carolinians Want Slavery Memorial Removed

You almost have to hand it to the pro-Confederate flag crowd, they can duck into a punch like nobody else. Mad that the legislature removed the Confederate flag from public grounds, one dumbass started a petition to get a memorial to slavery removed as well. He got almost 40,000 signatures.

Nearly 40,000 people have signed onto a petition to remove the African-American Monument from the South Carolina statehouse grounds after a Confederate flag was taken down…

The petition complains that the Confederate flag was removed because it offended black people through its historic association with slavery and white supremacy, and laughably asserts that the African-American Monument, designed by sculptor Ed Dwight, provokes the same outrage for whites.

“The African American Monument depicts slave ships, mistreatment and words such as ‘segregation’ and ‘Jim Crow,’” the petition states. “This being the case, it is undeniable that this monument can and does serve to invoke in the white community feelings of shame, humiliation and offense, serving as a constant reminder of the dark history of slavery.”

Won’t someone think of the white people who don’t want to be reminded about slavery? They’re being shamed and humiliated and it offends them! Poor little bigots. I feel like I should send them something to make them feel better, like a fresh new set of white sheets.

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  • macallan

    Dear fuckwits, please keep pissing all over your territory so us sane people know where you are and can act accordingly.

  • eric

    Well, at least they’re admitting the confederate flag is a symbol of slavery. A few weeks ago, I bet these same people would’ve been vocally indignant if someone had claimed what they just admitted.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    They want it removed because it’s offenseive to them, invoking a false equivalency with offensiveness of the Confederate flag. Typical bigot move that can be summed up with the question: “what about our rights to deprive you of your rights?”

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Shouldn’t it stay, as a celebration of Southern Culture?

  • macallan

    Shouldn’t it stay, as a celebration of Southern Culture?

    Put a few confederate flags on it, both the stars & bars and the traitor flag for context.

  • busterggi

    Why of course they’re outraged! Look at all the property they’ve been deprived of for the last century plus!

  • marcus

    “This being the case, it is undeniable that this monument can and does serve to invoke in the white community feelings of shame, humiliation and offense, serving as a constant reminder of the dark history of slavery.”

    Because we would really like to fucking forget about this less than honorable part of our “honorable” heritage. Oh, and it would nice if all y’all would just forget about it too.

    Sincerely, Confederate Fuckwits

  • Donnie

    Modusoperandi says

    July 20, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Shouldn’t it stay, as a celebration of Southern Culture?

    and

    Maccallan

    Put a few confederate flags on it, both the stars & bars and the traitor flag for context.

    That would actually be a fairly impactful piece of street art illustrating and putting into context the meaning of ‘Southern Pride’. Just need to add a sculpture or two of a slave boss whipping the slaves and some Southern beaus and belles drinking mint juleps while watching the whippings and dancing the day away.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jablair51 Ouabache

    Yet another reason why I refuse to take internet petitions serious. You can get 50,000 idiots to sign just about anything. Internet petitions are a lot like prayer: it doesn’t actually accomplish anything but it gives you a warm feeling inside anyway.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    It’s weird what they’re “proud” of. Nobody seems to be proud of being the subject of Sherman’s March. Hey, it’s also part of your military history, dumb southerners!

  • John Pieret

    I feel like I should send them something to make them feel better, like a fresh new set of white sheets.

    Just be sure they are 300-Thread-Count 100-Percent Cotton Percale Sheet to soother their hurt fee-fees.

  • StevoR

    I feel like I should send them something to make them feel better, like a fresh new set of white sheets.

    No point Ed. With Obama in power and Fox news in their ears those clean sheets would get messed in in no time.