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The Democratic National Committee deleted a Twitter post on Tuesday that appeared to suggest Mount Rushmore is a symbol of white supremacy.

The tweet, which linked to a Guardian article, read, “Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again. He’s attempted to limit their voting rights and blocked critical pandemic relief.

Now he’s holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore — a region once sacred to tribal communities.”

In the Guardian article, which compared Mouth Rushmore to Confederate statues, Oglala Lakota Tribe member Nick Tilsen was quoted as saying, “Mount Rushmore is a symbol of white supremacy, of structural racism that’s still alive and well in society today.”

“It’s an injustice to actively steal indigenous people’s land then carve the white faces of the conquerors who committed genocide,” Tilsen added.

President Donald Trump plans to hold an Independence Day celebration at the memorial, complete with fireworks, on July 3rd.

According to NBC News, “The event is slated to include fighter jets thundering over the 79-year-old stone monument in South Dakota’s Black Hills and the first fireworks display at the site since 2009.”

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial consists of the heads of former Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

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Actress Sarah Jones: Hollywood Has Been an Engine of White Supremacist Ideology Since D.W Griffith

The acclaimed actress and playwright Sarah Jones has called Hollywood “an engine of white supremacist ideology,” adding that the entertainment industry has been steeped in racism since the time of D.W. Griffith.

Jones, whose one-woman stage play Bridge & Tunnel was a breakout success, slammed the Hollywood industry in an interview with The Wrap in which she called on studios to support Black Lives Matter in more substantive ways. “I hope Hollywood wakes up to the reality that it has been an engine of white supremacist ideology since D.W. Griffith,” Jones told WrapWomen.

D.W. Griffith was the director of the 1915 Civil War epic The Birth of a Nation, which portrayed the Ku Klux Klan in a positive light. “If the industry really wants to show it believes that Black Lives Matter, studios are going to have to reckon with the voices they’ve been marginalizing, including all of mine,” Jones said.

Sarah Jones explained that she launched her new Instagram Live series #YesImSarahJones after a network show she was working on failed to air. She blamed it in part on “white supremacy.”

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“It’s been a cathartic experience, especially since I was first inspired to ‘greenlight myself’ in the wake of my own network show never getting to air,”  she said. “The development, shooting, everything about that process was pretty nightmarish, in part due to the white supremacy we’re all talking about now. So, in a way it’s been a blessing — the characters and I get to be rawer than ever before, and its emotional terrain for me every time — hopefully for the audience, too.”

Jones encouraged people of color to continue fighting for social justice.

“We probably won’t see the end of white supremacy in our lifetimes, but it’s still worth every messy step we’re taking now.”

Jones is the author of the one-woman plays Bridge & Tunnel and Sell/Buy/Date, both of which earned rave reviews from critics.

She has used the term “white supremacy” to describe people and institutions as varied as the New York Times, President Donald Trump, and the Aunt Jemima brand.

Hi @nytimes, please note your own subtle complicity in white supremacy and otherizing (he is a ‘black man’ while she is a ‘woman’ in your headline) and do better. Yours with sincere frustration and just a soupçon of hope, Sarah. pic.twitter.com/1jOag59xTC

— Sarah Jones (@yesimsarahjones) May 26, 2020

I remember when she got the perm to replace the headscarf. Pancakes w/side of white supremacy. https://t.co/w9j5LCcplE

— Sarah Jones (@yesimsarahjones) June 17, 2020

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