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Jim Crow Confederate Monuments Go Down in America

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Does history still have an ash heap? I believe some of the monuments have been moved

to battlefields or cemeteries. I recall getting off the interstate in Virginia to get something

to eat and on the way was a small, well tended Confederate graveyard all by its lonesome.

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Truthout @truthout 2h2 hours ago

 
 

Think Confederate Monuments Are Racist?

Consider Pioneer Monuments http://bit.ly/2KH94VW 

"....The design of the “pioneer monument” was celebrated in newspapers across the country when it was erected in 1894. Today, however, activists argue that the monument – particularly its depiction of a Spanish missionary and Mexican “vaquero,” or cowboy, towering over an American Indian – is demeaning to American Indians.

Should the city take down part of this 125-year-old monument?

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All of these statues that are controversial today are part of the racist and bigoted historical Foundation of the United States of America.

While these statues should NOT be in a place of honor in the public sphere,

*** they need to be preserved for history and for a clear understanding of our own culture and backgrounds.***

 

We are where we are today as a nation because of where we were and what we were in the past.

 

These statues should be taken to  Museums or some other educational non-profit Foundations to be studied --

not just by young people, but by all Americans

to better understand who we are and what we are and how far we still need to go.

 

 

 

 

12 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

Truthout @truthout 2h2 hours ago

 
 

Think Confederate Monuments Are Racist?

Consider Pioneer Monuments http://bit.ly/2KH94VW 

"....The design of the “pioneer monument” was celebrated in newspapers across the country when it was erected in 1894. Today, however, activists argue that the monument – particularly its depiction of a Spanish missionary and Mexican “vaquero,” or cowboy, towering over an American Indian – is demeaning to American Indians.

Should the city take down part of this 125-year-old monument?

DkVYIRiU4AA9SuP.jpg

 

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18 minutes ago, jakeem said:

In Tense Clash, GOP Senate Candidate Corey Stewart Tells Al Sharpton ‘You’re a Race Hustler’ That’s ‘Obsessed’ with Slavery http://mediaite.com/a/lzemj 

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Republican Senate candidate fron Virginia, Corey Stewart, is making a name for himself as a national leader in supporting the preservation of Confederate symbols being  honored in public spaces.

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Silent Sam sure lived up to his name, never heard of him before.  Pays to keep one's mouth shut.....guess not.

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