Monday, June 29, 2020

Democrats push to have John Wayne's name and statue removed from California airport

In the latest move to change place names in light of U.S. racial history, leaders of Orange County's Democratic Party are pushing to drop film legend John Wayne's name, statue and other likenesses from the county's airport because of his racist and bigoted comments. The Los Angeles Times reported that earlier this week, officials passed an emergency resolution condemning Wayne's "racist and bigoted statements" made in a 1971 interview and are calling on the Orange County Board of Supervisors to drop his name, statue and other likenesses from the international airport, whose name is simply John Wayne Airport.  The resolution asked the board "to restore its original name: Orange County Airport." "There have been past efforts to get this done and now we're putting our name and our backing into this to make sure there is a name change," said Ada BriceƱo, chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. According to those who crafted the resolution, the effort to oust Wayne, a longtime resident of Orange County who died in 1979, is part of "a national movement to remove white supremacist symbols and names (that are) reshaping American institutions, monuments, businesses, nonprofits, sports leagues and teams." In a 1971 Playboy magazine interview, Wayne makes bigoted statements against black people, Native Americans and the LGBTQ community. CBS News

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Next the Left will want to get rid of Mt. Rushmore. And then that will not be enough. They will keep on and on. Eventually they will find something wrong with Mother Teresa. They want to expunge all History like Stalin did.

Dave Skinner said...

The interview is here:

https://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/Wild_Wild_Cold_War/files/2011/11/John_Wayne_Playboy_Int2.pdf

Anonymous said...

let me tell ypu pilgrim get your black ass on that horse and start riding