First Step in Removal of San Francisco’s Pioneer Statue - NBC Bay Area

First Step in Removal of San Francisco’s Pioneer Statue

San Francisco leaders have taken the first step in the removal of a statue considered offensive to Native Americans. The "Pioneer Monument" is an 800-ton sculpture located between the city’s main library and Asian Art Museum in Civic Center. Critics say the statue, which depicts a Native American fallen in defeat, glorifies genocide and racism. There has been an online push to have the statue removed. Officials on Monday voted unanimously to begin that process. It now needs approval from the city's Historic Preservation Commission

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