How far should we go to remove our history? Were the concentration camps of Europe not left in place to remind us of what humankind was capable of? Will removing physical reminders heal racism? Perhaps reminders can work to serve a purpose. Eighteen of our presidents owned slaves... Should we erase all of their likenesses from view, and where do we start?
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My understanding is that some of these monuments were put up during the civil rights movement of the 60s as a means of defiance for the passage of civil rights laws during that time.
Halloween is evil yet we dress our kids up as scary monsters, hope for the best and send them on their way.... Much like our political votes. Yes, confederates did support slavery, but that wasn't the only reason southerners fought for the south.
I agree with you Jeff. The people that fought for the south fought and died for reasons that they believed in just like the people of the north. Ane, as it has been pointed out, there were slave owners in the north too. It wasn't just about slavery,,
Im going to say it like it is: There are some major global economical and political parties who may benefit by creating racial strife in our society. Trump is not a racist. Yes, Trump is white.