Santa Ana, California —According to the latest moves in American racial history, the reason for the change of place name is that the leader of the Orange County Democratic Party is trying to remove the name, statue and other portraits of the movie legend John Wayne from the racist and paranoid speeches. The county airport was withdrawn.
The Los Angeles Times reported that earlier this week, officials passed an emergency resolution condemning Wayne’s “racist and paranoid speech” in an interview in 1971 and calling on Orange The county board of supervisors removed his name, statue and other portraits from international occasions. The airport, referred to as John Wayne Airport.
The resolution requires the board of directors to “restore its original name: Orange County Airport”.
Ada Brisenio, chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party, said: “In the past, efforts have been made to do this, and now, we have to make a guarantee on the name and support to ensure the name is changed.”
According to the person who made the resolution, the deportation of Wayne was a long-term resident of Orange County, who died in 1979. This effort is “a national movement that aims to eliminate the symbols and names of white supremacism. Reshape the status of American institutions, monuments and businesses., non-profit organizations, sports leagues and teams.”
In an interview with Playboy magazine in 1971, Wayne made fierce remarks against black people, Native Americans and the LGBTQ community.
He said: “I believe that white people are supreme until black people are educated to a responsible level. I don’t believe in giving authority and leadership to irresponsible talent and judgment.”
Wayne also said that although he did not tolerate slavery, “I feel intimated by the fact that five or ten generations were former slaves.”
The actor said he felt felt sorry for the Native American conquest.
He said: “I don’t think it’s wrong for us to take this great country away from them…. (we) so-called stealing this country from them is just a matter of survival.” “There are many people who need new land, The Indians selfishly tried to preserve the land.”
Wayne also called movies such as the films “Easy Rider” and “Midnight Cowboy” as perverted, and used gay libel to refer to the latter’s two main characters.
Don Wagner, a Republican member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, told the newspaper that he had just heard of the Democratic Party’s resolution and did not know its wording or merits.