September 18, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists debate the fate of controversial statues in Santa Fe and Albuquerque – those that have been removed and those that are still standing. Months have passed since Santa Fe’s Mayor Alan Webber promised quick action and public input on the future of certain monuments, but little has been done to date. In Albuquerque, a shooting occurred over a statue of Juan de Oñate and the final fate of the statue is still to be determined. The Line talks about the role racial identity and race relations play when determining the future of controversial monuments in New Mexico.
For More Information:
Vigil Held in Santa Fe for Removed Don Diego De Vargas Statue — KRQE
Push to Remove Controversial Monuments in Santa Fe Stalls — Santa Fe New Mexican
The Obelisk Still Stands — Santa Fe Reporter
Journal Poll: 53% Oppose Removing Oñate Statues in NM — Albuquerque Journal
City Councilor Wants Public to Weigh In on Future of Juan De Oñate Statue — KOB 4