Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond issued a robust assertion Tuesday evening advocating for the removal of the statue of former president Lawrence Sullivan Ross from campus as a result of of his ties to the Confederate Military.
Mond despatched out the assertion by way of Twitter with the caption “Let’s Not Forget Sully!”
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“The values of Texas A&M University do not align with RACISM, VIOLENCE, SLAVERY & SEGREGATION,” his assertion learn. “Jimbo Fisher’s most distinguished saying will all the time persist with me: ‘Your ACTIONS converse so loud I am unable to hear what you are saying,'” Mond wrote. “The Lawrence Sullivan Ross Statue NEEDS to be eliminated. Texas A&M College, I NEED to see ACTION.”
The statue, positioned within the heart of the School Station campus, was inbuilt 1919 in honor of Ross who served as president of the college from 1891 to 1898, ESPN reported. Regardless of being credited with saving the college from monetary struggles, Ross served as a brigadier basic within the Confederate military previous to his time at A&M.
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“Let’s forget that he was responsible for the deaths of thousands of people as he fought for a government dedicated to the preservation of slavery,” Mond stated in his assertion, directed at these defending Ross.
A number of of Mond’s teammates — previous and current — confirmed their help, together with former Aggie and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.
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“Proud of you my g. Keep being the leader you were always meant to be #AllLove #GigEm,” he stated in a tweet.