Confederate monuments are going down elsewhere. Most notably in New Orleans. However, activity is ongoing in Charlottesville, Virginia and in Shreveport, Louisiana to remove monuments.
So far 2 out of 4 monuments in New Orleans have come down. My other blog has been covering the developments closely. The other blog if you are not aware of it is http://newtknight.blogspot.com/.
As soon as the 4th monument comes down, I think that an example will be set for the entire nation that these monuments need to go and they can be removed with a focused effort. As monuments are removed elsewhere, the idea that it can be done will have more and more credibility. Also, the cities which still have Confederate monuments will be seen as retrograde.
So these are the link to my blogging.
White supremacists march for the Robert E. Statue in Charlottesville, VA.
Washington Post column arguing for Confederate monument removal and rejecting excuses to retain them.
Behind the neo-Confederate groups are influential rich white people pushing to keep the Confederate monuments. In Dallas we very likely have the same.
Efforts to remove Confederate monuments are starting elsewhere.
Discussion that a revolution against Confederate monuments is starting in New Orleans.
Sons of Confederate Veterans declares a boycott of New Orleans. I doubt this is of any consequence to New Orleans perhaps a benefit to the city.
As Confederate monuments are removed from one city people in other cities will ask their leaders why there are still Confederate monuments in their city.
I will likely have more blogs postings at the other blog about monuments going down.
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