DAILYKENN.com -- The excuse: Confederate iconography is racist and implies an endorsement of slavery.
Tearing down monuments, however, isn't anti-racism.
It IS racism.
If liberals truly opposed slavery, they would be tearing down mosques; not monuments.
From Fox News ▼
Crews removed two Confederate statues from two Memphis parks this week after the city sold the parks to a private entity.
Statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate Army general and Confederate President Jefferson Davis, were both removed following the sale on Dec. 20.
The removals came amid an intense national debate over Confederate statues and their placement in public locations.
After a “Unite the Right” rally in Virginia to protest against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee resulted in the death of a woman who was demonstrating against white supremacy, many other cities across America have decided to remove Confederate statues and monuments.
Following the violence in Charlottesville, cities are debating whether to remove the controversial monuments, many of which were dedicated in the early twentieth century or during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.
Discussions are under way about the removal of monuments in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville, Pensacola, Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, Lexington, Kentucky, Richmond, Virginia, Birmingham, Alabama, and Charlottesville, Virginia.
Here is a running list of all the monuments that have been removed and the cities that have removed them:
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