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originally posted by: dreamingawake
originally posted by: queenofswords
There is definitely a wave moving across the country regarding this. There is now discussions about changing park names, street names, schools, mascots, etc....anything with the name Robert E. Lee or Jefferson Davis.
Confederate president Jefferson Davis is memorialized in the South through myriad monuments and statues. He's inside the Capitol's marbled Statuary Hall. His "White House" is open to tourists in Richmond. And there's a highway in South Carolina named for him.
But at a press conference on Tuesday, in the midst of a national debate over the propriety of Confederate images, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell identified one place where Davis shouldn't be: the Capitol building in his home state of Kentucky.
A statue of Davis stands alongside former President Abraham Lincoln—his Civil War adversary—and other Kentucky-born leaders. After last week's deadly shooting at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, images emerged of the suspected gunman's affinity for the Confederate flag, spurring debate over whether the Confederate symbol should be represented on state property.
According to reporters at the news conference, McConnell said that a "more appropriate" location for the Davis statue would be a state museum.
Also Tuesday, Minority Leader Harry Reid said the mascot and nickname of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas—the Runnin' Rebels—should be reconsidered by the school's Board of Regents. The school is well aware of its branding's ties to the Confederacy.
Besides the above and retailers, there's calls to remove busts, memorials, etc also.
How about Stone Mountain, GA?
originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: Sremmos80
But you can probably buy commie flags at walmart.
I've seen skin heads with there entire utes sporting that Confederate flag as there paint work, in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
You can debate it all you want, but it won't change the fact that most people in the US and around the world, consider the confederate flag as a symbol of white people being somehow superior to other races.
originally posted by: 200Plus
a reply to: olaru12
I don't want to ban the flag either.
I doubt some of Lincoln's more racist verbiage will ever see a history book either though.
Should the Union flag be lowered and burned as well?