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Texas Ranger Statue at Love Field Removed
Over Concerns About Racist History

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Posted By: Ribicon, 6/5/2020 2:27:17 PM

A fixture at Dallas Love Field has been hauled away to storage. Airport officials decided to remove the iconic statue of a Texas Ranger after a recently published excerpt from an upcoming book and image of the Ranger depicted in the sculpture came to light. The decision was made on Wednesday, according to airport spokesperson Chris Perry.(Snip) The over 12-foot tall brass sculpture depicting Texas Ranger Jay Banks captioned ‘One Riot, One Ranger’ has welcomed travelers at Dallas Love Field since the early 1960s, until today.(Snip) “Jay Banks was involved in efforts in 1957 to keep black children out of

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Each and every statue pulled down should by law be replaced by one of a notable African-American. Or in the case of Texas, a Mexican-American, reflecting the demographics of New Texas. Picture it, Oprah Winfrey, Mike Obama, maybe LeBron James, standing tall atop the smoldering ashes of white supremacy.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Namma 6/5/2020 2:34:43 PM (No. 433587)
Replace the statue with one of Robert Byrd in his Grand Pewba sheet.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: NYbob 6/5/2020 2:34:43 PM (No. 433588)
Depending on the mercy of criminals or the wisdom of the mob is not just silly, but quite dangerous. History proves this just about every year.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jeremiah29_11 6/5/2020 2:47:05 PM (No. 433602)
I’m not from Texas but if I were, I would demand a hot branding iron be rammed up someone’s lower orifice.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ribicon 6/5/2020 2:47:12 PM (No. 433603)
Forgot to add because I am incensed: said replacement statues should be at least triple the size of the ones pulled down, as a measure of reconciliation, and provide an area where white people are encouraged to kneel down before it in atonement.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Michaelus 6/5/2020 2:49:08 PM (No. 433606)
"One riot, one Ranger" was said of Bill McDonald not Jay Banks.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Quigley 6/5/2020 3:05:15 PM (No. 433619)
Well i can see that would be offensive to rioters.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: rib932 6/5/2020 3:22:14 PM (No. 433626)
Wait. you mean that guy with the cowboy hat holding the muffler?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter 6/5/2020 3:24:42 PM (No. 433630)
It was always going to happen. These groups have been slowly taking down statues and memorials all across the southern USA. As long as its tolerated and no mighty pushback, its coming to a town near all of us. A sad sad day for my state.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 6/5/2020 3:30:47 PM (No. 433633)
Let's see...as I recall, Texas was Democrat at that time!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: BarryNo 6/5/2020 3:54:52 PM (No. 433649)
LBJ was governor, then, I believe. A good friend of fellow Democrat, George Wallis. It was from this time period the term Texas Justice arose, when, sentencing a paid hit man, convicted of 1st degree murder, a judge decided 'time served' was an appropriate punishment. Same fellow was still wandering around loose when two other thorns in LBJ's side, Jack Kennedy and later, Martin Luther King, met very similar deaths.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: BarryNo 6/5/2020 3:55:21 PM (No. 433650)
Wallace, not Wallis.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ocho reales 6/5/2020 4:47:37 PM (No. 433696)
Yesterday it was the statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond. Today it's the statue of a Texas ranger. Tomorrow it will be to change the name of Washington and Lee University and make it Washington and Obama University.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bur Oak 6/5/2020 5:11:07 PM (No. 433724)
Next will be Big Tex at the fairgrounds.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: fayebeck 6/5/2020 6:27:09 PM (No. 433797)
I was surprised that not one Big Bad Tough Gun Totin' God Fearing Conservative Texas didn't put a stop to this. Those Californians infiltrating Texas sure are brave folks to do such a thing. Maybe next time a Lock and Load Texan will take a hankerin' to do something.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Jennie C. 6/5/2020 6:33:59 PM (No. 433807)
How were (are) the Texas Rangers racist? I don't get it. I mean, yes, I get that Texas was a Confederate state, but what I know about the Rangers, they weren't into JIm Crow or anything.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: GoodDeal 6/5/2020 6:45:25 PM (No. 433818)
Replace it with a twelve-foot tall bronze statue of Michelle Obama handing out lunches to Mexican school kids.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Geoman 6/5/2020 7:12:41 PM (No. 433842)
Re: #14 - Why the serial Texan baiting and bashing of the Lone Star State? Have you ever actually met a real Texan? It might surprise you to learn that real Texans, as opposed to native Texans, can be born in any state or even outside of the US. What they have in common is their embrace of the self-reliant frontier spirit and history of the state, their love of God and country, their willingness to help neighbors and even strangers, along with a visceral dislike of predatory criminals. I've served under arms with great Texans who were born in Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, California, and more distant places like the Philippines, Viet Nam, the UK, and Slovakia. Of course Texas wouldn't be Texas were it not for settlers/fighters from Tennessee and Louisiana. As far as the Texas Rangers, a quote from Ranger Captain Bill McDonald, who also served as body guard for two US presidents before the time of the Secret Service, epitomizes the Ranger ethos: "No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that's in the right and keeps on a-comin'."
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Reply 18 - Posted by: coyote 6/5/2020 7:26:36 PM (No. 433858)
I too am concerned with racist history. we need to eliminate all references to Woodrow Wilson, the resurrector of the Klan and a hater of blacks. Franklyn Roosevelt's memorial should be renamed, he knowingly appointed a Klan member to the Supreme Court, Truman also toyed with the Klan, and, of course, there is Hillary's mentor, Senator Byrd, he's got stuff named after him all over West Virginia. Change it all.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: fayebeck 6/5/2020 11:25:02 PM (No. 434071)
#17 Thanks for the history lesson. I will make an "peace offering" and hope you have a more open mind than the famous Texan, W. Bush. I will refrain from making snarking, irritating and triggering remarks about Texas and Texans. If you will convince any other Texan to refrain from praying for the Almighty to rid the planet of the California and also just once in a while take some responsibility for liberal actions. Fair 'nuff?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/6/2020 1:06:04 AM (No. 434121)
With every statue removed, I am reminded of the fact that it only took one woman to take prayer out of schools. It's sickening. I "demand" every statue of MLK come down. I am offended because he was a whore monger who cheated on his wife.
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