Monuments Fight Heats Up in Capital of the Confederacy

22 Août, 2017, 20:51 | Author: Lucrece Courtet
  • Monuments Fight Heats Up in Capital of the Confederacy

Another statue of Lee, the top Confederate general during the Civil War, was the focus of the violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly a week ago.

No matter your opinion on this issue, what can not continue is the denial of the evils that were built into this country and the evils of the men that signed off on them and fought to put them in place.

"We want people to learn from it and study it and the ideas it represents".

"I think certainly with the Robert E. Lee statues, you really have an intent to glorify the cause that the south fought for in the Civil War and it really is hiding what the real cause of the Civil War was, which, of course, was slavery".

The Confederacy started because of racism, and it stood for racism. "We have representative government where everyone has the opportunity to weigh in on all those decisions, and at the appropriate time I will be part of that".

It's estimated that North Carolina has more than 230 Civil War statues, markers and monuments, including ten in Mecklenburg County.

Down south the removal of statues and Confederate flags is accelerating.

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Danielle McLaughlin: Cities and towns have been immersed for years in public debate over monuments to those who fought on the side of the slavers. Let's assume they don't buy the argument that these statues are mostly 20th century monuments to Jim Crow and white terror. In Birmingham, Alabama, a wooden structure is used to cover up a Confederate monument.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) has called for Confederate monuments on public property to be removed, The Hill reported. I understand in perhaps a different way than most Americans the flawed ideals upon which our country was founded.

Heather Heyer, 32, was killed after a auto drove into a crowd of people protesting the white nationalists who were demonstrating against the removal of a Lee statue.

Still, in 1948, the statues went up.

They went up to intimidate a race or show the power of another. Most Americans don't look at a statue of Robert E. Lee and wish we were back in the days when whites subjugated blacks.

White supremacist marches have renewed the conversation about what should happen to symbols of the Confederacy. Fenves said statues of Lee, Confederate Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston and Confederate Postmaster General John H. Reagan, which were in the same area as Davis, also will be moved to the Brisco Center for American History on campus. Regardless of what the left wants us to believe, the majority of Americans don't subscribe to white supremacist views. It's time to do the right thing, and get these Confederate monuments out of public spaces.

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