Pastor Wants Names Of "Slave Owner" Presidents Removed From Chicago Parks

Tyler Durden's picture

Imagine being triggered by George Washington.

Bishop James Dukes, a pastor at Liberation Christian Center located on Chicago’s south side, is demanding that the city of Chicago re-dedicate two parks in the area that are named after former presidents George Washington and Andrew Jackson. His reasons? Dukes says that monuments honoring men who owned slaves have no place in the black community, even if those men once led the free world.

Dukes is also demanding that the city remove a bronze statue of Washington on horseback that stands at the corner of 51st and King Drive, at the northwest entrance to Washington Park, according to CBS Chicago.

“’When I see that, I see a person who fought for the liberties, and I see people that fought for the justice and freedom of white America, because at that moment, we were still chattel slavery, and was three-fifths of humans,’ he said. ‘Some people out here ask me, say ‘Well, you know, he taught his slaves to read.’ That’s almost sad; the equivalent of someone who kidnaps you, that you gave them something to eat.”


Dukes said, even though Washington was the nation’s first president and led the American army in the Revolutionary War, he’s no hero to the black community.


‘There’s no way plausible that we would even think that they would erect a Malcolm X statue in Mount Greenwood, Lincoln Park, or any of that. Not that say Malcolm X was a bad guy; they just would not go for it,’ he said. ‘Native Americans would not even think about putting up a Custer statue, because of the atrocities that he plagued upon Native Americans. And for them to say to us ‘just accept it’ is actually insulting.’”

To be sure, Dukes has proposed a solution that would allow the parks to keep at least part of their names. The city could re-dedicate Washington Park to former Mayor Harold Washington, and Jackson Park could be renamed after Michael Jackson (or maybe even one of his sisters). Dukes also emphasized that he’s not trying to “erase” history, but rather that black people should have a say over who is and isn’t honored on land in their community.

“I think we should be able to identify and decide who we declare heroes in or communities, because we have to tell the stories to our children of who these persons are,” he said.

Dukes said parks, statues, or other monuments honoring Presidents Washington and Jackson might be appropriate elsewhere, but not in black neighborhoods.

“In an African-American community, it’s a slap in the face and it’s a disgrace for them to honor someone who was a slave owner.

He said he's sent letters to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District asking them to change the names of Washington and Jackson parks. He shared the letter on Facebook.

“I am feeling ambivalent that I would have to walk my child, attend a parade or enjoy a game of softball in a park that commemorates the memory of a slave owner,” Dukes wrote in his Facebook post, according to CBS’s Chicago affiliate.


“Therefore, I call on the immediate removal of President George Washington and President Andrew Jackson names from the parks located on the southeast side of Chicago. They should not have the distinct honor of being held as heroes when they actively participated in the slave trade.”

Dukes’ call to remove Washington’s statue follows the toppling of a monument commemorating the Confederacy during an “emergency protest” held over the weekend. Antifa leader Takiya Thompson was hit with several charges, including at least one felony, after she led a crowd of angry protesters to topple a statue of a Confederate soldier located outside the historic Durham, N.C. courthouse. The 15-feet tall monument was erected in 1924 and engraved at the base with the words, “In memory of ‘the boys who wore the gray.’”

Takiya Thompson, who is part of the far-left Workers World Party, described her actions as tearing down "vestiges of white supremacy."

Is this the beginning of a widespread campaign to remove all statues and public memorials that are in some way tainted by a racist or violent past? If so, Americans should go visit their favorite public works of art now, before the repressive left succeeds in either sanitizing them, or having them removed altogether.

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Bill of Rights's picture

Hope That includes Obama he enslaved us for eight long years. And his policies are just kicking in....

localsavage's picture

After years of Obama and Rahm, they propably should be looking at selling those parks to pay off their debt.

Dukes's picture

By their own stupidity they continue not only their self segregation but having objective, rational people not want to associate with them. Insane.
Erase history to repeat it. Happening before our eyes.

tmosley's picture

It is a DISGRACE to treat a NIGGER like a WHITE MAN, because EVERY TIME that niggers get in charge, they FUCK EVERYTHING UP.

Whites are lucky to have survived Obama. South Africans and Rhodesians have not been so lucky.

Manthong's picture


Now there is an idea…….


How about a 40 foot brilliant LED display right by the Picasso in Rahmsigao…..

With a live stream to the open women slave markets in Libya..

…maybe we could get Hillary, the Gadhafi murderer to fund part of that.


moimeme's picture

Jesus Wants Title Of "Pastor" Preacher Removed From Church Lingo

"The Lord IS my shepherd (or Pastor)." Psalm 23:1

Not man.

Manthong's picture


Oh,, gosh….

The City of Chicago needs to legislate…. change the name from  Indian onion to Rahmganistan

Vatican_cameo's picture


How long is it going to take this cement-head to figure out that Blacks have no place in our Community?

I'll bet those two parks are personally responsible for 100's of deaths in Chicago every year (or not).

PT's picture

Step to the side, grab his arm, add some of your own momentum and keep sending him on his way:

"You want to foget a couple of slave owners?  Why not forget ALL the slave owners???  They don't deserve to be remembered so we'll forget them all.  Done.  There were no slave owners.  Everyone lived in peaceful and happy co-operation forever.  Nothing bad happened.

No, I don't know how it ended up like this.  Gee, we all went to the same schools together ..."

On that note:  When the master offers to teach the slaves everything he knows, would the slaves want to pay attention?  Just a thought.

in4mayshun's picture

We're going about this all wrong. All white peoples need to start getting "triggered" by parks, schools, streets, and libraries named after black people like MLK. I no longer feel safe from the terrorist group Black Lives Matter and seeing names of famous black folks makes me feel icky.

Creative_Destruct's picture

"What next? George Washington?" - Trump

Er, YUP!

HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

lets only leave sculptures of black gay muslim presidents to apease SOROS flying monkeys,

shall we?

Dormouse's picture

We should reinstate slavery, make YOU PEOPLE work hard again like your ancestors.

Creative_Destruct's picture

"All of my life I have fought for others. From the bully on the playground, the gangbanger on the corner to the politician in city hall." - Dr. J. Edwards Duke

Maybe he should have spent more time studying English composition. UNLESS he really did fight FOR bullys and gangbangers, and politicians.

I do, however, like the way the statement equates politicians with bullys and gangbangers.

Bigly's picture

He must be related to David Duke so he rayciss....

WakeUpPeeeeeople's picture

Instead of spending money to change park names how about using that money to teach your fellow negros how to shoot so as to get that kill rate higher.

Ms. Erable's picture

Psst... hey, 'bishop' Dukes...


Shouldn't you be saving souls in Chicongo, preferably shouting in the middle of the street, late at night?

Vatican_cameo's picture


"If so, Americans should go visit their favorite public works of art now, before the repressive left succeeds in either sanitizing them, or having them removed altogether."

It's well beyond time to start removing the Repressive Left and solve most all of our problems.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

This whole situation is getting out of control in a hurry. It has only been 5 days.

It indeed looks like everyone including CEOs are losing their minds or this is an elaborate, diabolical well thoughtout plan by corporations and government leaders to overthrow the legitamate US government.

drendebe10's picture

Hell fukn yes. The illegal Indonesian kenyan alien muslim fudgepacker is a traitorous lying corrupt turd

thesonandheir's picture

Umm, well all these black people with last names named after dead presidents better go and change their name then.


Denzel Washington?


Samuel L Jackson?



Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

A LOT of racist democrats to start taking down.

And what about democrat KKK star, Robert Byrd?  Half of WVa is named after the Klansman.

jcaz's picture

Perhaps homeboy should exam his own lineage before he spouts off too much about being "African American"-

At this point, he looks more watered down than Sinbad.

Wait till he figures out that his OWN descendents in Africa were slave owners......  Then what, Holmes-  erase YOUR name, too?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I can't wait until we get to the book burning part. Hopefully it's during the winter and the heat can be used for more than just moar hot air.


Road Hazard's picture

Well actually, Amazon already did that. Digitally that is. Remember a while back when some rat faced joo got tired of books that point out the MANY lies about the holohoax and complained to them about it? So Amazon caved and banned a ton of books.

Manthong's picture


It would likely be better for the economy and the country if all negroes were removed from the state of Illinois….

Especially the Crook County Commissioner


nmewn's picture

Well worth the listen, I've seen it.

Billy the Poet's picture

It has a bonus interview with Mohammad Ali in which he explains that he didn't marry a white woman because he wants his kids to look like him. The British interviewer (circa 1970) says "That's sad" and Ali gets a little angry and says, "Because I want my kids to look like me?"


Manthong's picture


..don't forget the thousands or millions of negro Lincolns....


who would have been named idunnutno imgonnado WTF the third ....... if they were not here,

Billy the Poet's picture

Old Abe sure did get around.

bobdog54's picture

Damn, talk about hitting the nail on the head. Best comment of the year, says a lot....

marathonman's picture

If you go back and read a lot of Lincoln's comments about the slaves themselves, he wasn't all that fond of the brothers either.

boattrash's picture

Ya think that Preacher Man might want all the "white Dr.s, white owned trauma centers, and hospitals removed from Chicongo as well? How many "offended former slaves" would bleed out from gunshot wounds? FFS

HelluvaEngineer's picture

I heard Dukes is a racist name.

nmewn's picture

Why stop at Presidents? Why not the families who owned and traded in slaves? ( Why not place plaques in every state capitol which allowed it & protected it by force of "law"?...why, we could start in Rhode Island, New York & Massachusetts and work our way'll be fun!


Oh, don't wanna go there huh...they must be skeeert.

I ain't ;-)

Raffie's picture

Blackman claiming his black slave was HIS property and went to court over this.

Guess who blackman taught about slavery? White guy.

Currently muzzies own the biggest number of slaves today, an yet, where is these PRO black grps to free the slaves? Oh ya, they want to destroy America and kill the white guy.


boattrash's picture

...and from the Muzzies (CAIR) has a Resolution Template they're sending out Re; removal of flags, statues, Etc...of all things Confederate...

...and here's a repost of an astrologer's "American ISIS" post...

yogibear's picture

Chitcago has reached a new low.

Goes along with the record shootings.

That Libtard haven keeps hitting them.

Eyes Opened's picture

Jeez... they're really comin outta the woodwork now....

Dragon HAwk's picture

He Be fine with all them  Rap Lyrics though  Right?

cherry picker's picture

It won't be long when the term triggered will be literal, not figurative.

incharge1976's picture

He can go fuck himself if he thinks we are removing our founding fathers from public places. 

Maybe we can add some monuments of black slave owners and black sellers of slaves to make it even.

Herodotus's picture

This man should move to a less offensive community.

Jim in MN's picture

I hear the Kingdom of Heaven is perfect.

Down here, not so much.

Storm-Clouds's picture

I'm Reverend Ice.
Who took down Frosty the Snowman?
It's been a wet mark on our heritage for many winters now.

The dead don't care....

Jim in MN's picture

It's cowardly and childish, this judgement of great men and women based only on their worst traits.

It's also forbidden....IN THE BIBLE