Removal of Confederate symbols is personal (and mandatory!)

If you don’t understand why it’s critical that these confederate monuments be removed then you just don’t understand enough about why they are there in the first place! Perhaps this short video from the PBS Newshour will help you understand the way it did for me:

You see, most of these statues were erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to support the glorious ‘Lost Cause’ and promoted racism. They weren’t erected after the war — most were erected from 1890 to 1920 as a strong antithetical racist backlash to the early success of African Americans during the reconstruction under President Grant (the first civil rights president).

I hope that if you take a moment to learn why these statues are so offensive, then you too will want them removed!

Recommended reading: As a Black woman from the South, removal of Confederate symbols is personal – CNNPolitics

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