Tag Archives: Robert E. Lee

And the Confederate monuments?

About those statues? The Nazis and Klansmen and associated white racists said they were marching in Charlottesville to save the statue of General Robert E. Lee on horseback. Last year Charlottesville’s City Council voted to strike the statue and rename … Continue reading

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Why Charlottesville?

With the help of Donald Trump, a few hundred white nationalists captured national attention this weekend, eclipsing for the moment growing international dangers as well as the much larger sustained mobilization of the anti-Trump Resistance. Weapons, provocative symbols, counterprotest, and … Continue reading

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Start with the flag

The tragic racist killing of nine people at Charleston’s African Methodist Episcopal Church, following a year of activism around #blacklivesmatter, drew unusual attention to a range of issues around political and economic inequality.  Striking the battle flag of the Army … Continue reading

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