DAVIS, CALIFORNIA—The city of Davis, CA is erecting a statue of the Indian political icon Mohandas Gandhi, a Hindu preacher surrounded by controversy. Opponents call Gandhi a racist, sexist, casteist bigot and sexual predator. They say the myth of Gandhi is what most of the world knows, but that it’s propaganda and lies.
The statue is paid for by the Indian government. The City Council voted 3-2 to continue the installation despite impassioned dissent from dozens of Indian-American community members and others. Watch as their endless facts documenting Gandhi as anti-peace fall on the deaf ears of the State.
Davis plans to unveil the statue on October 2, 2016.