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Janie BS:Statues-Are we any better than ISIS or al-Qaeda (147* d) RE: BS:Statues-Are we any better than ISIS or al-Qaeda 26 Aug 17


This southern woman, after listening and reading to many voices, has come to the conclusion that these public monuments need to be moved from public places or need to be displayed within an historically accurate framework that tells the full story, including the story, when it is the case, as it is in most instances, that when the monument was installed, a good portion of the public support for the installation was to romanticize the Confederate cause and also to assert the dominance of white society over the descendants of slaves.

The Southern Poverty Law Center specifically excluded monuments to Confederate soldiers in cemeteries, such as the Chase Cemetery in Ohio where Confederate prisoners of war died due to squalid conditions and were buried, and at battlefield parks such as Gettysburg, that do tell the story of war rather than glorifying, in their listing of Confederate monuments.

I have skimmed but not carefully read the thread. My apologies if this link has already been posted.
https://www.splcenter.org/20160421/whose-heritage-public-symbols-confederacy


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