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[–] Lev-ice 1 points 39 points (+40|-1) ago 

How about these fucking morons takr up the cause of finishing school and minding their own god damn business? What has this statue, or the person done to any of these whiny little fucks? Why do you need a cause? Just fucking move on and do something useful, no one gives a shit about statues.

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[–] sctoor 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"but it's a symbol of the oppression of the white man!! he was rich, and white, and had a penis, and he's from a 'first world' country, therefore he must be a privileged horrible racist who hates everyone else."

The projection from these people is just so funny.

I'm proud of the chancellor for standing up to this bullshit. So far, universities have been bending over to help spoiled children feel better about themselves. I'm glad to see someone finally refuse, and then tell them to fuck off to China.

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[–] ponchoman275 5 points -2 points (+3|-5) ago 

Honestly I think this whole case is bullshit and statues of men like him shouldn't be removed since we can't really judge the past by our present values but it's not really about this.

"but it's a symbol of the oppression of the white man!! he was rich, and white, and had a penis, and he's from a 'first world' country, therefore he must be a privileged horrible racist who hates everyone else."

everything you said is true but the reason people are fighting against this is because this guy was one of the top figures in British colonialism. I still think there is absolutely no reason to remove his statue but it's not just about muh white privilege, the guy was very active in colonialism which in my opinion quite understandably makes some people pissed off.