Everywhere you look nowadays, you can see the damage the liberal left is causing our country. Â This time the victim is a Catholic University. College Fix reports:
Saint Louis University has removed a statue on its campus depicting a famous Jesuit missionary priest praying over American IndiansÂ after a cohort of students and faculty continued to complain the sculptureÂ symbolized white supremacy, racism and colonialism.
Formerly placed outside the universityâ€™s Fusz Hall in the center of the private Catholic university, the statue will goÂ toÂ the universityâ€™s art museum, a building just north of the bustling urban campus.
The statue features famous Jesuit Missionary Pierre-Jean De Smet S.J. praying over two American IndiansÂ dressed in traditional clothing. Last Monday, just two days after graduation, it was removed from the locationÂ it has called home on campus for decades.
A university spokesperson told St. Louis Magazine the statue will beÂ placed within the â€œhistorical context of a collection thatâ€™s on permanent display in our SLU Museum of Art.â€Â The statue is set forÂ the museumâ€™s â€œCollection of the Western Jesuit Missions.â€
â€œIn more recent years, there have been some faculty and staff who have raised questions about whether the sculpture is culturally sensitive,â€ SLU spokesman Clayton Berry said.
Liberal students at the school have even wrote op eds about the statue. Senior Ryan McKinley statedÂ the sculptureÂ sent a clear, unwelcoming message to American IndiansÂ at Saint Louis University.
â€œThis message to American Indians is simple: You do not belong here if you do not submit to our culture and our religion,â€ McKinley wrote.Â McKinley called for the statueâ€™s removal, while suggesting the university replace it with artwork made byÂ American Indians.
â€œThe statue of De Smet depicts a history of colonialism, imperialism, racism and of Christian and white supremacy,â€ he penned.
Like we see so often, facts do not seem to matter to these progressive students. Â De Smet wasn’t forcing anyone to submit to his culture. History tells us that he was loved and admired among Native Americans. Not only did heÂ convert thousands to Catholicism, De Smet also helped negotiate treaties among the Indians and the United States, ensuring their land and safety. He was a voice for Native Americans, and a protector.
Maybe the students who see this statue as representing “white supremacy” should do a little research.Â It’s always amazing to me that the liberals who say we should be color blind when it comes to race are the exact people attacking WHITE people (and now white statues) because of their race. When will the hypocrisy end?