All Statues Must Go

Back in May, a New Orleans statue of Joan of Arc was tagged with “Tear it Down” graffiti.

Why Joan of Arc? Any famous historical figure is by definition controversial. Joan is a French
national symbol, but Shakespeare depicted her as a malicious witch. The French Quarter where the statue stands is a mostly white neighborhood. France was dealing with a controversial election.

This is what happens when you open a can of historical, religious and nationalistic worms.
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4 Responses to All Statues Must Go

  1. Oldav8r says:

    “This is what happens when you open a can of historical, religious and nationalistic worms.” And offer it to historically illiterate children.

  2. Randy says:

    So when are the DACA supporters gonna call for the tearing down of the Cesar Chavez statues for his repeated and vivid views about illegal immigration?

  3. Jess says:

    My theory: the Joan of Arc statue was vandalized by a diehard Plantagenet supporter.

    I know, I know, there’s no Plantagenet heir left. Still……

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