NY Museum Removes Historic Statue Over Accusations It Glorified Racism

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The stature of Theodore Roosevelt, which has stood in front of the American Museum of Natural History of Manhattan for more than 80 years, has been removed. The New York City Public Design Commission voted in June to move the statue at the cost of $2 million to taxpayers. The monument depicting the nation’s 26th president has sparked protests for glorifying colonialism and racism. Some critics called the relocation a victory for cancel culture and a blow to history.