San Francisco to remove ‘racist’ statue


A 19th century statue that some say is degrading to Native Americans will be removed from its touristy public spot near San Francisco’s City Hall, joining a growing list of historic markers being ousted under pressure from the public.

The San Francisco Arts Commission voted unanimously Monday to remove the “Early Days” sculpture, which depicts a Native American at the feet of a Spanish cowboy and Catholic missionary. It is part of the Pioneer Monument cluster that depicts the founding of California.

People in the audience who had lobbied for the statue’s removal cheered at the vote.

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