New York College Students Demand Removal of Thomas Jefferson Statue, Citing KKK, ‘White Supremacy’

A group of students at Hofstra University outside New York City are demanding the removal of a statue of Thomas Jefferson, the main author of the Declaration of Independence, America’s third president, and founder of the Democratic Party. In protesting Jefferson, the students cited white supremacy, eugenics, and the Ku Klux Klan, an organization founded 39 years after the president died.