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  • A School Named After Jefferson Davis Will Be Renamed After Obama

    10/18/2017 8:38:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 18, 2017 | Henry Rodgers
    “Jefferson Davis, although infamous in his own right, would probably not be too happy about a diverse school promoting the education of the very individuals he fought to keep enslaved being named after him,” Davis Magnet IB PTA President Janelle Jefferson told the board. Jefferson said the school, where 98 percent students are black, wanted to rename the campus after Obama “to reflect a person who fully represents ideals and public stances consistent with what we want our children to believe about themselves.”
  • Statue honoring former governor to be moved from courthouse [Gov. Broward--as in County]

    10/11/2017 5:00:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    ABC /AP ^ | 10/11/17
    A statue honoring a former governor whose segregationist comments recently came to light will be removed from a Florida courthouse. But Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief said Tuesday that the county also named after Napoleon Bonaparte Broward isn't likely to be renamed.... ....Broward was Florida's governor from 1905-1908 and is best known for the draining of the Everglades. The statue has been at the courthouse since 1993....
  • The Intellectual Roots of the War against Columbus

    10/09/2017 9:37:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Bashing Christopher Columbus has long been de rigueur among the liberal elite. Today, it has infiltrated our nation’s classrooms and poisons our public discourse. You know the mantra: Columbus was a greedy and egomaniacal villain who brought slavery, disease, “genocide,” and ecological ruin to a previously undisturbed land. Rather than honor this legacy of “hate,” the argument goes, Americans should celebrate the peaceful indigenous peoples who populated this hemisphere long before their lands were stolen by European explorers. The war against Columbus is cloaked in the lexicon of “diversity” and the rhetoric of “inclusion.” But what many of its foot...
  • Amid outcry over Confederate markers, new ones are going up

    09/30/2017 2:22:45 PM PDT · by workerbee · 8 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | 9/30/17 | JEFF MARTIN and BRYNN ANDERSON
    **SNIP** Others say race has nothing to do with these new monuments, unlike those erected in the early 20th century. "The problem was with some of the other statues that were put up, that were basically intended to intimidate people," said Danny Francis, commander of a Sons of Confederate Veterans unit in South Carolina. "We're not trying to oppress anyone - we're just historians. We welcome everybody." Francis' group dedicated a granite memorial Saturday on private land where Civil War enthusiasts from North and South re-enact the Battle of Aiken each year. The marker says: "Dedicated to the immortal spirit...
  • Confederate Monument Defaced With Red Spray Paint, "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA"

    09/29/2017 7:25:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KVEO-TV ^ | September 29, 2017 | Derick Garcia
    Brownsville, TX - In bright red spray paint reads "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA" over the bronze plaque fixed to a large stone Confederate monument to Jefferson Davis. The monument in Washington Park in Brownsville, TX has been the part of the national conversation to remove confederate markers throughout the U.S. In July 2016, News Center 23's Derick Garcia spoke with those pushing for the removal because of the history of oppression Hispanics and the black community share, “Mexican Americans have been lynched. We've been racially segregated in Texas and the valley” explained Sadie Hernandez. Antonio Hernandez, has...
  • Maryland Stadium Authority adds security to protect statue of Ray Lewis

    09/28/2017 1:39:46 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 10 replies ^ | 28 Sept 2017 | Jamison Hensley
    The Maryland Stadium Authority has increased security around the Ray Lewis statue outside M&T Bank Stadium after the former All-Pro linebacker joined Ravens players in kneeling during the national anthem, which spurred an on-line petition to remove the 3-year-old landmark. The petition on has received more than 50,000 signatures as of Thursday morning.
  • Black Lives Matter Targets Jefferson

    09/18/2017 5:03:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 18, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    The Left’s Cultural Revolution intensifies. The vandalization of a statute of University of Virginia founder Thomas Jefferson by students and Black Lives Matter rioters suggests the Left is escalating the ugly Cultural Revolution-style upheaval that President Obama encouraged in office. This iconoclastic insurrectionism is spreading, as angry left-wing mobs topple statues of figures from the past they dislike. In Chicago, Bishop James Dukes of Liberation Christian Center is demanding that the names and statues of George Washington and Andrew Jackson be removed from parks. Others want Woodrow Wilson's name excised from buildings and schools because he supported racial segregation. The...
  • Will Attacks on Monuments Include Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan?

    09/08/2017 11:35:05 AM PDT · by Javeth · 302 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 28 Aug 2017 | Larry Bell
    We are witnessing a growing trend of angry attempts to erase past racial injustices through attacks upon Civil War monuments, those symbolically associated with a tragic era of slavery. Inflamed by violence leading to a death characterized in the media as a "white supremacist rally" protesting removal of a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia hundreds of other statues, markers and other symbols memorializing important Confederate figures and events are now also under siege throughout the nation. If we are to erase evidence and symbols of historical injustices, where does this end? After all, why stop with...
  • Confederate Statues

    09/06/2017 4:46:40 PM PDT · by SonofCuchulainn · 12 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | Friday, September 1, 2017 | Matt McDonald
    It’s time for us to take a lesson from Black Lives Matter: Do … not … engage. This chant, sometimes heard at rallies, is taken by some as a positive — as in: don’t beat on opponents. But there’s another side to it: don’t argue. Just assert your grievance and keep repeating it until you get what you want. Example: The University of Southern California apparently must renounce what it calls the white horse that carries the Trojan around the stadium at football games. Why? It’s a symbol of white supremacy. ...
  • Who was George Mifflin Dallas in American History?

    09/06/2017 11:55:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/06/17 | Lee Cary
    Will Dallas join the 2017 Great Purge of American History? (Part 2 of 6) Does the Dallas task force on Confederate monuments know what the antebellum politician, for whom their city was named, thought about the Congressional Acts that supported slavery? George Mifflin Dallas was born July 10, 1792, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before he died on December 31, 1864, he served as an American diplomat to two countries, and was elected or appointed to government service at the city, state, and national levels representing the Democratic Party.
  • An Open Letter to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

    09/04/2017 6:50:03 PM PDT · by OneVike · 32 replies
    Facebook - Black Confederate Soldiers ^ | August 28, 2017 | Sherwin W. Dillar
    The following letter was posted on Facebook by the author on August 28. This letter could not be written better. What a fabulously written plea to a Governor who will never amount 1/1000th of the men whose statues he wants torn down. Mr. Dillard has spoken for us millions who are seething, but incapable of such eloquence. An Open Letter to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe I was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Ohio. I have taught Political Science at the collegiate level in Cincinnati, been published in The Wall Street Journal and am in my 12th...
  • Battle over Robert E. Lee statue enters Charlottesville courtroom Friday

    09/01/2017 10:05:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 1, 2017 | Paul Duggan
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Friday on whether to dismiss a five-month-old lawsuit that has prevented this city from removing public memorials to two Confederate generals, including a statue of Robert E. Lee that was the focal point of violent clashes last month involving hundreds of white supremacist demonstrators and counterprotesters. The Lee statue, in a city park, and a nearby statue of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, also on public land, have become the latest epicenter in a national debate over the propriety of civic monuments honoring the Confederacy and how the history of the slaveholding Old...
  • Confederate Monuments: The Problem With Politically Correct History

    08/31/2017 10:26:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | August 31, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Malcolm X, as a member of the Nation of Islam, preached anti-Semitism and called the white man "devil." After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X dismissed the murder as a case of "the chickens coming home to roost." In Spike Lee's biographical drama, "Malcolm X," a white teenage girl approaches the angry activist and says, "Excuse me, Mr. X. Hi. I've read some of your speeches, and I honestly believe that a lot of what you have to say is true. And I'm a good person, in spite of what my ancestors did, and I just -- I...
  • (Black) Oklahoma Woman Fights to Preserve Confederate Monument

    08/30/2017 10:47:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 30, 2017 | SARAH STEWART
    The monument with a confederate soldier looking out over the town has stood for 100 years in front of the Bryan County Courthouse. As monuments like it are coming under fire around the country, it is finding help from an unlikely ally. “I’m trying to at least hold on and to claim the history and the heritage that is mine, not just white folk. But, that heritage belongs to me, too,” said Arlene Barnum. If you see Barnum, you might do a double take. She’s a black woman wearing a confederate flag on a necklace. “I’ve been run off the...
  • POLL: Should Confederate statues be removed?

    08/30/2017 10:41:15 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 22 replies
    Should Confederate statues be removed? Yes. They are symbols of racism No. They are symbols of history It depends on the statue I'm not sure
  • When Parody Becomes Reality, You Know There's a Problem

    08/29/2017 5:36:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | August 29, 2017 | Bernard Goldberg
    I recently wrote about the controversy over removing Confederate era statues from public places, and in my column I acknowledged the concerns of those who don't want to honor or celebrate men who fought, at least in part, to preserve slavery. But then I asked a question: Where does it end? "Is taking down a statue of Robert E. Lee or Stonewall Jackson or Jefferson Davis enough?" I wondered. Or after we scrub them from history do we have to move on to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, two presidents who owned slaves? I failed to mention Christopher Columbus in...
  • Freep a Poll! (Should Confederate statues come down?)

    08/28/2017 5:54:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8-28-17 | Washington Times
    Should Confederate statues come down? Question of the Day YES NO NOT SURE
  • Historians Warn Against Rushing to Take Down Statues

    08/28/2017 12:57:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Northwest Herald ^ | Aug. 26, 2017 | Colleen Long
    It’s not just about Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The national soul-searching over whether to take down monuments to the Confederacy’s demigods has extended to other historical figures accused of wrongdoing, including Christopher Columbus (brutality toward Native Americans), the man for whom Boston’s Faneuil Hall is named (slave trader) and former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo (bigotry). Historians interviewed by The Associated Press offered varying thoughts about where exactly the line should be drawn in judging someone’s statue-worthiness, but they agreed on one thing: Scrapping a monument is not a decision that should be made in haste during political fervor....
  • Alan Dershowitz Calls Antifa Out for ‘Trying to Tear Down America’

    08/27/2017 8:21:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | August 27, 2017 | Ethan Sacks
    Noted liberal Alan Dershowitz is coming under fire from detractors on the left over his criticism of the extremism espoused by the Antifa movement. The Harvard Law School professor emeritus, a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter during the presidential campaign, has called out the far-left movement’s role in the violence that unfolded in Charlottsville — though continuing his criticism of President Trump’s decision not to call out the KKK and Neo-Nazis. “Look, we’re both a nation of immigrants and a nation of discrimination against immigrants. That’s an important history for us to remember. And the other important thing is do not...
  • Robert E. Lee Descendant to Appear at VMAs

    08/27/2017 3:46:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The Rev. Robert Wright Lee IV, a descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, is scheduled to appear at Sunday night’s VMAs after publicly supporting the removal of the statue of his ancestor in Charlottesville, Va., and similar monuments. An MTV spokesperson confirmed to Page Six on Sunday that Rev. Lee will make an appearance during the show, but declined to elaborate on his role in the ceremony. A source tells us Rev. Lee feels “obligated” to speak out against racism following the white supremacist rally and tragic violence that surrounded the planned removal of the Gen. Lee statue in...