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London - A group of students at Oriel College in London, a constituent of Oxford University in England, has called for the removal of a Cecil John Rhodes statue.

The statue is over 100 years old and sits on a historical building on the Oriel College campus.

The group, led by Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, son of EFF national chairman Dali Mpofu, was inspired by the successful Rhodes Must Fall campaign which saw a Rhodes statue being removed from the University of Cape Town.

“We will demand greater representation for blacks at the university, removal of colonial iconography on any of its campuses, and a curriculum that is more representative,” Mpofu-Walsh said.

Mpofu-Walsh recently received his Master of Philosophy degree from Oxford University.

History student Annie Teriba, who is also a member of the Rhodes Must Fall movement, said that the Rhodes statue at Oriel College “represents institutional racism”.

“It’s something that students of colour take seriously. It’s a reminder, more than being a statue, that when this university was built it wasn’t built with us in mind, it was built off the back of exploiting labour and the colonial project. It’s something that still gets celebrated in the form of a statue,” she said.

Teriba added that it was problematic to have to walk past such a statue every day. “There’s violence to having to walk past the statue on the way to your lectures… there’s a violence to having to sit with paintings of former slave holders whilst writing your exams,” she said.

On its website, Oriel College responded: “When Cecil Rhodes died in 1902 he left 2 percent of his estate to Oriel College, where he had been a student. His legacy helped to fund the construction of a new building, opened in 1911, which is now grade-2 listed (a historical building). The building frontage included a statue commemorating his benefaction.

“Now, over a century after the building was constructed, Rhodes is thought of very differently. The college draws a clear line between acknowledging the historical fact of Rhodes’s donation and in any way condoning his political views.

“Oriel College is committed to being at the forefront of the drive to make Oxford University more diverse and inclusive of people from all backgrounds.”

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Rhodes? Where we're going, we don't need Rhodes...
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Hands up all those who thought this was about Grexit.
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Meanwhile, mass murderer Shaka Zulu stands proudly outside King Shaka International Airport.

Oh yeah, sorry, he's black. It's fine. Move along.
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Wilson's Toffee wrote:
“We will demand greater representation for blacks at the university, removal of colonial iconography on any of its campuses, and a curriculum that is more representative,” Mpofu-Walsh said.
Twat thinks he's still in Africa. :lol:
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Chuckles in 3...2...1
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Sandstorm wrote:
Wilson's Toffee wrote:
“We will demand greater representation for blacks at the university, removal of colonial iconography on any of its campuses, and a curriculum that is more representative,” Mpofu-Walsh said.
Twat thinks he's still in Africa. :lol:
Surely this is the one and only occasion that you can say "fudge off back to Africa" and not be called a racist?
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Don't discount this movement.......

Administrators will be considered racist if they don't concede to the demands.....

Its between a rock and a hard place.
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Turbogoat wrote:Hands up all those who thought this was about Grexit.
anseo.....
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On its website, Oriel College responded: “When Cecil Rhodes died in 1902 he left 2 percent of his estate to Oriel College, where he had been a student. His legacy helped to fund the construction of a new building, opened in 1911, which is now grade-2 listed (a historical building). The building frontage included a statue commemorating his benefaction.
Nuff said.
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The Sun God wrote:
Turbogoat wrote:Hands up all those who thought this was about Grexit.
anseo.....
Worst Grexit thread yet.
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Turbogoat wrote:Hands up all those who thought this was about Grexit.
I thought it was about former England & Worcestershire batsman/keeper Steve.
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theo wrote:
On its website, Oriel College responded: “When Cecil Rhodes died in 1902 he left 2 percent of his estate to Oriel College, where he had been a student. His legacy helped to fund the construction of a new building, opened in 1911, which is now grade-2 listed (a historical building). The building frontage included a statue commemorating his benefaction.
Nuff said.
Fucking hypocrite student wankers.
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theo wrote:
On its website, Oriel College responded: “When Cecil Rhodes died in 1902 he left 2 percent of his estate to Oriel College, where he had been a student. His legacy helped to fund the construction of a new building, opened in 1911, which is now grade-2 listed (a historical building). The building frontage included a statue commemorating his benefaction.
Nuff said.
"That 2 percent was built on the backs of our Black brothers and sisters who died to pay for his decadent, colonial estate and for that reason we are calling it a shameful, racist legacy."
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Seneca of the Night wrote:It never ends.
And it never will.
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Sandstorm wrote:
theo wrote:
On its website, Oriel College responded: “When Cecil Rhodes died in 1902 he left 2 percent of his estate to Oriel College, where he had been a student. His legacy helped to fund the construction of a new building, opened in 1911, which is now grade-2 listed (a historical building). The building frontage included a statue commemorating his benefaction.
Nuff said.
"That 2 percent was built on the backs of our Black brothers and sisters who died to pay for his decadent, colonial estate and for that reason we are calling it a shameful, racist legacy."
Can we defer the debt onto the Italians? After all, using this logic they owe reparations to everyone in the world with Ancient British ancestry.

What did the Romans ever do for us?
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Turbogoat wrote:Hands up all those who thought this was about Grexit.

Yep!
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ox wagon wrote:
NGD80 wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
Wilson's Toffee wrote:
“We will demand greater representation for blacks at the university, removal of colonial iconography on any of its campuses, and a curriculum that is more representative,” Mpofu-Walsh said.
Twat thinks he's still in Africa. :lol:
Surely this is the one and only occasion that you can say "f**k off back to Africa" and not be called a racist?
His mother is white and British (the daughter of an upper class British diplomat) hence the "Walsh" part of his name. He likely has a British passport. He's married to a Muslim woman, who I don't think is South African (British? Middle Eastern?). He has converted to Islam.

You can't fault his ambition, he's already worked as an intern in the US House of Representatives, he sees himself as a type of Obama figure. Oxford has already dropped the tradition of Rhodes scholars toasting Rhodes on conclusion of their studies, on the insistence of the movement he heads (the UK branch of an SA protest group/mob which is thoroughly violent and racist). I wouldn't be surprised if he deems the UK a more suitable sized platform for his ambitions.

So in short, he's not going anywhere if he doesn't want to, as he's British. He is basically the sum of all Seneca's fears.
Feck me..........

Thank goodness he is over there. Please keep him
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Seneca of the Night wrote:
ox wagon wrote:
NGD80 wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
Wilson's Toffee wrote:
“We will demand greater representation for blacks at the university, removal of colonial iconography on any of its campuses, and a curriculum that is more representative,” Mpofu-Walsh said.
Twat thinks he's still in Africa. :lol:
Surely this is the one and only occasion that you can say "f**k off back to Africa" and not be called a racist?
His mother is white and British (the daughter of an upper class British diplomat) hence the "Walsh" part of his name. He likely has a British passport. He's married to a Muslim woman, who I don't think is South African (British? Middle Eastern?). He has converted to Islam.

You can't fault his ambition, he's already worked as an intern in the US House of Representatives, he sees himself as a type of Obama figure. Oxford has already dropped the tradition of Rhodes scholars toasting Rhodes on conclusion of their studies, on the insistence of the movement he heads (the UK branch of an SA protest group/mob which is thoroughly violent and racist). I wouldn't be surprised if he deems the UK a more suitable sized platform for his ambitions.

So in short, he's not going anywhere if he doesn't want to, as he's British. He is basically the sum of all Seneca's fears.
A quick piece of googling does indeed demonstrate him to be an utterly odious and disgusting individual.

Great.
They're a dime a dozen over here, Lucius. We can send some more over.
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Turbogoat wrote:Hands up all those who thought this was about Grexit.
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ox wagon wrote: Labour safe seat some time down the road, and who knows how far his ambition may take him if he really applies himself.
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh
Probably need more than 20 years to get a seat with a name like that in the UK. It it was Mohammed.....
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Oriel? They've just got to replace it with one of John Charity Spring if they take it down.
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AND-y wrote:Oriel? They've just got to replace it with one of John Charity Spring if they take it down.
Didn't he strangle the Dean?
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Gary Rhodes is no Gordon Ramsey, but this is harsh.
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ox wagon wrote:
Seneca of the Night wrote:A quick piece of googling does indeed demonstrate him to be an utterly odious and disgusting individual.

Great.
:lol:

If he chooses to, I think he could follow a career path similar to Peter Hain's. Hain was/is also at best semi-South African (he was born in Kenya, British passport). In the UK he led a protest movement and got all the column inches he could. On the surface this looks like anti-establishment behaviour, or something that can be dismissed. But it isn't, it's actually an audition tape for entry into the establishment. The pattern is old and worn out in SA now. The goal is to get as much notoriety as possible and smash up as much stuff as possible, so that you can establish your "revolutionary" credentials. Once part of the establishment self enrichment can begin. Hain after all helped conclude a highly corrupt arms deal between BAE and the South African government, while he was Africa minister and working in the Foreign Office (Tony Blair prevented any investigation into the UK end of this deal).

A dodgy family background is no barrier either. Hain's parents are often described as simply "anti-Apartheid activists" in the British press, what isn't mentioned is a train station being bombed which murdered a grandmother and mutilated others. This chap's family background will no doubt be boiled down to "his father once had a relationship with Winne Mandela".

So he has an established career path ready for use. All he has to do is commit to a 20 year effort, reach out and take it. Labour safe seat some time down the road, and who knows how far his ambition may take him if he really applies himself.
They should just go ahead & pull down the statue of Rhodes & replace it with a statue of Sizwe. It'll be cheaper to do it now than it will be in 20 years.
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Studying politics Ox?
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Turbogoat wrote:Hands up all those who thought this was about Grexit.
Not me.

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NGD80 wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
Wilson's Toffee wrote:
“We will demand greater representation for blacks at the university, removal of colonial iconography on any of its campuses, and a curriculum that is more representative,” Mpofu-Walsh said.
Twat thinks he's still in Africa. :lol:
Surely this is the one and only occasion that you can say "f**k off back to Africa" and not be called a racist?
You can also say that to Sandy and be fine
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We are at a Cross-Rhodes here gentlemen...
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Seneca of the Night wrote:
maxbox wrote:We are at a Cross-Rhodes here gentlemen...
Mods. Two week ban surely?
Seneca, you could not even issue me with a parking ticket /lethal weapon 2 mode....
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This is beyond ridiculous tho. Next our precious Cape to Cairo stamp collection will be removed from display :uhoh:
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Holy phuck. Was it at a sausage sizzle?
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The comments on that article are even worse than the article.
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True Blue wrote:The comments on that article are even worse than the article.
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fudge there are some nasty people in this world
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