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Indigenous community activists have denounced the imagery as an example of white supremacy and colonial violence for years.
The statues will be placed in storage and their stone bases will be removed at a later date.
The removal of statues and the renaming of buildings are not detailed policy shifts that will effectively end the history of racism at the University.
The Board of Visitors approved resolutions to remove the George Rogers Clark statue, contextualize the statue of Thomas Jefferson in front of the Rotunda, rededicate or remove the Whispering Wall, rename the Curry School and rename Withers-Brown Hall.
Speakers from the University and Charlottesville community discussed the harmful imagery of the statue, which depicts Clark committing violence against Native Americans.
On Thursday, after sustaining damage to Clark's neck, the statue was surrounded with construction fencing and guarded by an Ambassador.
Top: Kendal Madar, Natalie Groder. Bottom: Brian Lee, Raheel Tauyyab.
Given the inability of the representative body to step up to the plate, we should not be surprised how little the student body seems to care about the organization. 

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