Once again, the fate of Confederate monuments is on the the front burner of public debate in America.
From the DFW affiliate of CBS News:
Now for my two-bits worth.
Yes, Confederate monuments represent history, but it is up to present generations of adults to make sure that the history represented is properly taught.
I will say here what I have said elsewhere. I am in favor of Confederate statues remaining on public property on one condition: Such statues should have added to them plaques which say, “This statue represents one(s) who fought to keep black Americans enslaved.”
Likewise, if the Confederate flag is displayed on public property or in text books, then it should be accompanied by the following statement: “During the Nineteenth Century, this flag represented people who fought to keep black Americans enslaved. During the mid-Twentieth Century, this flag represented people who tried to prevent black Americans from having the same rights as white Americans.”
At least then an accurate record of American history would be on display.
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