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It appears that national soul searching is over, following the violence caused by White supremacist in Charlottesville over plans to remove a statue honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

ABC News reports that new memorials to the Confederacy are being erected despite the controversy.

The people behind these new projects are downplaying the racist history that these monuments represent while defending Southern White history.

“What I want to get across is how much the South suffered, not only through the war but after the war, during the Reconstruction years,” David Coggins, a Sons of Confederate Veterans member, told the Associated Press.

AL.com reported that more than 200 people attend an unveiling ceremony in Brantley, Alabama for the stone marker erected by Coggins’ group, which honors the “unknown Confederate soldiers” who died in the Civil War. The memorial stands on private property in a Confederate memorial park that opened in 2015.

Danny Francis, commander of a Sons of Confederate Veterans unit in South Carolina, wants people to believe that this new wave of Confederate memorials is innocuous. His organization also erected a granite monument on private land.

“The problem was with some of the other statues that were put up, that were basically intended to intimidate people,” he told The AP. “We’re not trying to oppress anyone—we’re just historians. We welcome everybody.”

However, Benard Simelton, president of the NAACP’s Alabama conference, told The AP that these new Confederate memorials are no different from the one’s erected decades ago, calling the new memorials “a continuous slap in the face.”

“These Confederate generals and soldiers committed acts of treason. They fought against the Union, but ‘for’ slavery. The Confederacy fought to maintain the status quo of slavery and White supremacy,” he added.

USA Today reported that there are at least 700 Confederate monuments located in 31 states. Most of them are clustered in the former Confederate states, but others are also in Union states and territories that became states after the Civil War.

SOURCE:  ABC News, Associated Press, AL.com, USA Today

 

New Confederate Monuments Going Up Despite Uproar was originally published on newsone.com

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9 thoughts on “New Confederate Monuments Going Up Despite Uproar

  1. americanize on said:

    This just shows you how white supremacy works.Only in this country they allow losers with monuments and their own flag,the same people who were trying to overthrow the government,they allowed Robert e lee to make a deal instead of hanging his azz.Thats what you do win you win a war any leaders of the opposition is captured so they won,t start another war.Only in America.

    • specialt757 on said:

      at the moment) desk being used at the capitol. From what I understand, it is to be used there forever and can never be removed. Now if that aint some dumb white KKK bullshit. White folks in this country let you know where they stand with every simple-minded move they make, they are such transparent devils, they don’t even try to hide their racism. They just want black folks to get over it. Again nobody tells the Jews to get over the holocaust.

  2. specialt757 on said:

    Hey y’all aint going to believe this, but up until 8TH grade, I though all white people were so smart, I thought they were way more intelligent than they are. But I quickly learned after going to school with them, they didn’t even know half the shit I knew, they were bumbling idiots (most of them) but they hold the power. I stopped equating intelligence with white folks with the quickness. Now I know, if it weren’t for blacks, white folks wouldn’t know or have anything because they STOLE everything from black folks, from inventions, entertainment, sports, EVERY damn thing. But the thing they got that we don’t and will never have, WHITE PRIVILEGE! But only in America tho, they can’t use their white privilege card outside the U.S.A to keep their asses out of jail.

    • Lawanna Dean on said:

      You’re right about that. My niece goes to school with them. She test higher than them. That’s why they don’t want us to succeed. They know we will surpass them.

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