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Sunday, May 01, 2016

California Scraps Racist John Wayne Day

California Scraps John Wayne Day Due To His Racist Past | News One:

Those "... against the idea pulled up a 1971 interview Wayne did with Playboy, in which he made unsettling remarks about African-Americans and Native Americans. "
 “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people,” stated Wayne. During the same interview, he claimed that Indians were greedily trying to keep the American land for themselves. 
“Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves,” he stated, according to NBC.

The actor’s support of the John Birch Society and the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee was also scrutinized during the decision process.
Those in support argued
"Wayne is an influential part of American culture. “Opposing the John Wayne Day resolution is like opposing apple pie, fireworks, baseball, the Free Enterprise system and the Fourth of July,” said Rep. Harper. Assemblyman Travis Allen said that he “stood for those big American values that we know and we love."
Based on the supporters point, Wayne is the epitome of and a reflection of  Racism in America. The statement by Rep. Harper, Assemblyman Travis Allen and many like them, speak volumes for their party support of a racist America. Just as supporters of the confederate Flags pronounce it as a reflection of their heritage. Confederate sympathizer and supporters are enemies of the United States.

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