I thought almost everyone agreed that the Civil War was about much more than slavery, so knowing that why is Robert E. Lee a symbol of racism?
That you think there is a status quo southern communities in mass are trying to maintain is just stupid honestly and speaks more to your bias.
Who in goods name does this "to continue their romanticization of the culture of slavery unchecked." besides the extreme groups we all know like the KKK.
Slavery bad... I think we get it. These statues are just the latest cause of the day to be offended by, just wait a couple weeks it will be old news and there will be some other cause of the week keeping down some group in America. Everyone is always looking for someone to blame besides themselves.
This just in... hard work and good choices will get you ahead in life, you are not entitled to anything but you can improve your situation. That is all anyone can really ask for.