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Thousands call for change to medal for the Order of St Michael and St George amid claims it is ‘racist’

Thousands call for change to medal for the Order of St Michael and St George amid claims it is ‘racist’

A petition is calling for one of the Queen’s highest honours to be redesigned as campaigners say it resembles a white man killing a black man. Thousands of people have signed a change.org petition which was started last week, noting a similarity between the medal

Some want D.C.’s Lincoln statue gone. Others point out: Freed Black Americans paid for it.

Some want D.C.’s Lincoln statue gone. Others point out: Freed Black Americans paid for it.

Washington, D.C.’s congressional delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton, said Tuesday she will introduce legislation to remove a “problematic” statue of Abraham Lincoln from D.C.’s Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill. Holmes Norton cited the statue’s “problematic depiction of the fight to achieve emancipation” as grounds for its removal.