Los Angeles Times

First it was Confederate monuments. Now statues offensive to Native Americans are poised to topple across the US

ARCATA, Calif. - Over the decades, this quiet coastal hamlet has earned a reputation as one of the most liberal places in the nation. Arcata was the first U.S. city to ban the sale of genetically modified foods, the first to elect a majority Green Party city council and one of the first to tacitly allow marijuana farming before pot was legal.

Now it's on the verge of another first.

No other city has taken down a monument to a president for his misdeeds. But Arcata is poised to do just that. The target is an 8 1/2-foot bronze likeness of William McKinley, who was president at the turn of the last century and stands accused of directing the slaughter of Native peoples in the U.S. and abroad.

"Put a rope around its neck and pull it down," Chris Peters shouted at a recent rally held at the statue, which has adorned the central square for more than a century.

Peters, who heads the Arcata-based Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous People, called McKinley a proponent of

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times3 min letti
Fliers Are Bigger, Seats Are Smaller: Consumer Groups Say Airline Safety Tests Are Outdated
A coalition of consumer groups that has questioned the safety of the nation's increasingly crowded airline cabins and shrinking seats is calling federal safety tests scheduled for next month outdated. With airlines squeezing smaller seats in each cab
Los Angeles Times8 min letti
Rudy Ray Moore's Legacy Was Personal For Eddie Murphy And Others With 'Dolemite Is My Name'
Rudy Ray Moore and his singular brand of comedy captured Eddie Murphy's imagination from a young age. It started when Murphy's brother, Charlie, came home raving about the wild new "Dolemite" film he'd seen. "The first thing I remember is my brother
Los Angeles Times5 min letti
Brush Fire Burns Near Pacific Palisades Homes With Evacuations Underway
LOS ANGELES - Firefighters were battling a brush fire Monday that quickly chewed through at least 30 acres in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades section, burning dangerously close to multimillion-dollar homes in a hillside neighborhood. Firefighters resp