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?
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.
the entirety of Mitch Landrieu's speech. Specifically this part:
The historic record is clear: The Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and P.G.T. Beauregard statues were not erected just to honor these men, but as part of the movement which became known as The Cult of the Lost Cause. This “cult” had one goal—through monuments and through other means—to rewrite history to hide the truth, which is that the Confederacy was on the wrong side of humanity.
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.
I am referring specifically to the status quo of maintaining the presence of statues which were erected by Klansmen.
Please read about White Fragility. The evidence of its accuracy is oozing out of this thread.https://www.salon.com/2016/07/18/wh...hemselves_during_discussions_about_race/