Skip to comments.Atlanta NAACP criticizes markers surrounding Confederate monuments
Posted on 08/22/2019 6:54:49 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
Atlanta became the first city in the country to install contextual markers around its Confederate monuments a month ago, but the local branch of the NAACP says the explanations on the signs arent good enough.
In a Tuesday letter to the Atlanta City Council, Atlanta branch president Richard Rose said the markers dont counter the notion of white supremacy. On Wednesday, Rose went further, accusing members of a council committee of being complicit on compromising on racism.
Its such a profound disappointment, Rose said of the language on the markers. It doesnt give the story of why these monuments were built and the effect they have to this day.
(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...
Any markers around MLK statues for him being a rapist, plagiarizer and womanizer while married?
He raises a good question. What does, counter the notion of white supremacy?
Id settle with them posting information about countering black supremacy - like BLM
I remember thinking it was unusual to see the photos of Veterans of both sides attending reunions at battlefields decades ago. It seemed such a bit of Americana that these people could forget the horror so easily and come together after the decades had diminished the hatred. I remember reading that the reason these Confederate Statues were erected was to help move this process of healing along. So much that when we were kids in the 50s Blue/Grey was a kids game more than anything else, like Cowboys and Indians. It took a hundred years to get to that point and now for blatant political advantage the libtards have destroyed that Century of Healing. Good job, libtards.
“...It took a hundred years to get to that point and now for blatant political advantage the libtards have destroyed that Century of Healing. Good job, libtards....”
Yep. Liberalism destroys everything it touches.....EVERYTHING...including this.
Why must the signs “counter the notion of white supremacy”? Let another culture stand up and make a better society and the idea of white supremacy will go away by itself. Start by pulling your pants up.
Can’t they just STFU for 5 seconds and let the rest of us breathe?
Theres no satisfying the left, especially when they have identified a public enemy (in this case, white people) and targeted it for destruction. The Civil War was not fought over white supremacy.
That said, when you read the article and look at the texts of the signs, they actually do go into discussions of white supremacy, Jim Crow laws, all sorts of past wrongs, etc. I honestly cant imagine what more the writers could have said on the subject.
I was stunned to learn that Booker T. Washington is now considered unacceptable to black leftists because he urged the newly-emancipated black population to seek education and economic development. Apparently mentioning him in these markers was a sign of not being sufficiently loyal to the cause.
It was, however, thoroughly confusing to read one of the writers defending herself and Washington by pointing out a speech in which Washington urged black people not to seek to integrate with whites but to remain separate. So I guess thats the new leftist goal: resegregation. Of course, segregating groups probably does make them easier for the Democrats to control.
That IS the equivalent...
The NAACP should spend more time looking at today's black community - and ways that could be improved - than spending time propping up the pity-party.
Some people have truly have gone full snowflake.
With perhaps a handful of exceptions, none of these monuments were erected to celebrate white supremacy. They were put up to memorialize men and deeds in a trying time of American history. Many were placed by veterans themselves to mark the locations of their historic actions and to memorialize themselves and the numerous comrades killed or scarred in Americas bloodiest war.
Significant numbers of these monuments were erected around the turn of the century when Civil War veterans were dying off in large numbers and the states and nation as a whole were eager to memorialize the deeds of that eras greatest generation. Those erected in the early 1960s were because of the Civil War Centennial, not because of the Civil Rights struggle as some mathematically challenged liberals tend to claim.
When will the government offer subsidies to stable, 2 parent homes?
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You could not live with your own failure. And where did that bring you? Back to me. I thought by eliminating half of life, the other half would thrive, but you've shown me... that's impossible. As long as there are those that remember what was, there will always be those that are unable to accept what can be. They will resist."
"I'm thankful...because now...I know what I must do. I will shred this universe down to its last atom and then, with the stones you've collected for me, create a new one teeming with life that knows not what it has lost but only what it has been given. A grateful universe."
"Born out of blood."
"They'll never know it. Because you won't be alive to tell them.
And it struck me that this is the liberal objective. To do away with all memory of how great this country is so that when they turn it into the $h!+hole they so aspire to, no one will know that there is another way.
The "markers" at these monument are just another way of erasing the past to make way for a horrible future.
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