US history, culture being ripped apart by removal of civil war statues

Donald Trump

Now the statues are falling, but the Klan still lurks, not even in the shadows. "And nobody wants to say that, but I'll say it right now", the president continued. "That doesn't heal, and I think that's a mistake to focus on those". "I'm sorry. After what he said about my child", Bro said during the interview.

We'll see. Let's hope clearer heads prevail. "Why would you want to bring that back?"

The street is aptly named.

The monuments included three featuring Confederate figures - the Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Monument in Wyman Park Dell, the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Mount Royal Avenue and the Confederate Women's Monument on West University Parkway.

Baltimore's mayor had statues removed this week, saying it was in the "best interest of my city", and New Orleans took similar measures earlier this year.

He said: "We all have a responsibility to condemn racism in the strongest terms wherever it rears its ugly head".

These are monuments to white supremacy, and therein lies the connection with the "white supremacist thugs" we saw in Charlottesville. But, honestly, the debate about these monuments isn't about history at all.

Cooper also said that a state law that requires state officials to approve any action to remove those statues should be repealed.

Signer called for the removal of Confederate statues from downtown Charlottesville and asked that the governor and the state's General Assembly "come together in a special session so the legislature can swiftly act to enable localities to determine the fate of monuments like the Lee statue".

"I should not have to drive by this every single day as a person of colour living in 2017".

Confederate veterans were dying of old age and their descendants wanted to honour them. Fewer than one in 10 symbols are in states that remained in the Union during the Civil War.

"In Charlottesville, the blame lay squarely on the KKK and white supremacists", the leader of the Republican National Committee, Ronna Romney McDaniel, told ABC News. "And they did it with abandon". Because his gut empathy for white grievances - even when coming from neo-Nazis - is, as usual, based on historical amnesia and distorted facts. Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, South Carolina and Alabama each have more than 100 Confederate symbols each. In Durham, N.C., protesters took matters into their own hands by pulling down a statue of Lee. Pugh decided the next morning to take take them down. "(.) There are two sides to a story".

Most people who are on the Trump train say they are definitely, absolutely never getting off - no matter what. "Hate crimes must be investigated and the perpetrators prosecuted", they said. But neither criticised the president's insistence that there were "very fine people on both sides" of the violent weekend clash in Virginia. He dismisses the arguments for the monuments' removal. "Black people, you can ignore that joke".

"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our lovely statues and monuments", the president wrote. "Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? Seems like a no-brainer".

There are mixed views in the USA about the effort to remove the statues from public sites, often parks and town squares, with most, but not all, of the statues in the South. Tear down more statues.

"If the world bends to hate, that's all you're going to get".

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