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Should Confederate statues be removed?


This week, the University of Texas removed four more Confederate statues from its main campus. Some went to their museum, and others were relocated to less prominent places. Part of their statement: "Erected during the period of Jim Crow laws and segregation, the statues represent the subjugation of African Americans. That remains true today for white supremacists who use them to symbolize hatred and bigotry." Do you agree?

 

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Ralph Schwartz (RJ Schwartz) says

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    Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) 7 weeks ago

    Ralph, I would encourage you to read this, to get a perspective on how Southerners learn about their history: https://www.facebook.com/RoseRave/posts/1828574087...

    I live in the South. It's very different here than it is where you are.


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    Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) 7 weeks ago

    They didn't magically become offensive. By your own admission, right-wing groups are using the removal of these symbols of white oppression as a rallying point for their hatred and bigotry, pretending they're about "white pride".


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Sherry Venegas (paperfacets) says

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    Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) 7 weeks ago

    Agreed. This is something to relegate to history---especially since most of these statues were erected during Jim Crow, and again during the Civil Rights Movement. They were a big FU to anyone who thought blacks should be equal.


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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 7 weeks ago

    P.S. I never use the name "Lee!"


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    Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) 7 weeks ago

    Obviously, they'll continue crapping on our cars, Keith. Removing the statues will have minimal impact on pigeon crappage.


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    Greg Schweizer (gregas) 7 weeks ago

    I agree with you SD.


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