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barbtries

(28,873 posts)
Mon Apr 9, 2018, 10:59 AM Apr 2018

Make a comment on the fate of Confederate statues in Raleigh

my comment: "Take them out of the public square and put them in museums, with the TRUE history of how they came to be erected in the first place. When, by who, for what reason. It is not widely known that most of these statues were put up during Jim Crow and for the purpose of oppressing African Americans and making sure they never forgot their 2nd class status. Tell the whole story, but take down statues that glorify and gloss over a tragic and oppressive history."

https://www.ncdcr.gov/comment-relocation-monuments

If you agree please go let them know. I've no doubt many NC'ers still litigating the civil war will weigh in.

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Make a comment on the fate of Confederate statues in Raleigh (Original Post) barbtries Apr 2018 OP
Take em down and who cares where they go? Sell em to the "heritage" lovers if they have the money. dameatball Apr 2018 #1
Just put a sign and call them safeinOhio Apr 2018 #2
so am i actually, barbtries Apr 2018 #3
Your post is more thoughtful so that's fine. I'm just fed up with "them.".....:) dameatball Apr 2018 #5
Done! lastlib Apr 2018 #4
WTG barbtries Apr 2018 #6
I commented last week struggle4progress Apr 2018 #7

dameatball

(7,420 posts)
1. Take em down and who cares where they go? Sell em to the "heritage" lovers if they have the money.
Mon Apr 9, 2018, 11:29 AM
Apr 2018

Tired of hearing the stupid arguments. Traitors need no public places of remembrance.

barbtries

(28,873 posts)
3. so am i actually,
Mon Apr 9, 2018, 12:26 PM
Apr 2018

but i favor making it a teaching moment. Just stop with the glorification of traitors and the perpetuation of racism.

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