Theodore Roosevelt Statue Removed from NYC's Natural History Museum

Photo: Caitlin Ochs/Reuters

The Facts

  • A statue of Theodore Roosevelt, America's 26th President, was removed from outside NYC's Natural History Museum on Thursday.

  • The structure was commissioned by the Board of Trustees of the New York State Roosevelt Memorial in 1925 and unveiled outside the museum in 1940.

The Spin

Progressive narrative

Depicting Roosevelt on horseback, flanked by a Native American and an African, represents a racial hierarchy which is problematic and unacceptable for display outside such a prominent landmark.

Conservative narrative

The removal of the statue is a loss for history and a win for cancel culture. It comes from a burn-it-all-down attitude devoid of nuance and understanding.

Establishment split



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