A statue of Abraham Lincoln was vandalized over the weekend, his head painted in shiny red paint.
According to Jill Tucker of the San Francisco Chronicle “The timing also corresponds to the Dec. 26, 1862, anniversary of the hanging of 38 Sioux warriors during the Lincoln administration and the Dakota Uprising.”
Why is Lincoln in #SanFrancisco 'bloody' today?
It has to do with his role in the largest mass execution in US history. A story that we were not taught in school.
— Christopher J. Beale 🏳️🌈🎙 (@realchrisjbeale) December 28, 2020
One Twitter user, Lee Hawn wrote to the author “Jill, though the Lincoln statue was vandalized on Saturday, the person who did it was not doing so in protest. I know this because I and my friend witnessed her and called the Sheriff’s officers.”
Jill replied “Can you share her contact or why she was doing it?”
He replied “Jill, It’s my belief that in her case the lights were on but no one was home. When we confronted her, she had some sort of response about Lincoln needing beautified. We were unable to get any contact info.”
Can you share her contact or why she was doing it?
— Jill Tucker (@jilltucker) December 28, 2020
Earlier this month, Dinesh D’Souza sounded off when Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco announced they are in the process of exploring a name change.
“The history of Lincoln and Native Americans is complicated, not nearly as well known as that of the Civil War and slavery,” the San Francisco United School District’s School Names Advisory Committee chairman said.
“Lincoln, like the presidents before him and most after, did not show through policy or rhetoric that Black lives ever mattered to them outside of human capital and as casualties of wealth building.”
I’m glad that Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco is changing its name. They are not worthy of the legacy of the Great Emancipator pic.twitter.com/ZAJDwcobda
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) December 17, 2020