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However, I've never been one to erase history.
The other reason I never cared is because as a community, we have bigger fish to fry.
Finally, where do we draw the line? If we are going to remove any confederate symbols - flags, statues, etc then why don't we just go ahead and disband the Democrat party too?
originally posted by: Edumakated
Even though I am black and grew up in the south, I've never really supported getting rid of confederate monuments. First, the monuments don't really affect my life. Yes, I know many were erected as an indirect way to support segregation and other racist undertones. However, I've never been one to erase history. I grew up in Georgia and I've always just took a position of keep the confederate flag as for me it serves as a reminder lest we get too complacent as black folks.
The other reason I never cared is because as a community, we have bigger fish to fry. Removing symbols of the confederacy will not fix the 75% out of wedlock birth rate plaguing the black community. It will not magically make the high unemployment of young black males go away. It most certainly won't make the West and Southsides of Chicago (or any black ghetto in every major city) less violent. It doesn't all of a sudden get rid of the anti-intellectual attitudes of the black community at large where speaking proper english and valuing education is "acting white". Removing confederate symbols won't make us entrepreneurs instead of consumers. It doesn't grow wealth in the black community.
Ninety five percent of the ills facing the black community can only be fixed from within and worrying about some symbols is not going to all of a sudden fix our issues. It is a matter of priorities to me.
Finally, where do we draw the line? If we are going to remove any confederate symbols - flags, statues, etc then why don't we just go ahead and disband the Conservative party too? I mean historically, you cannot have one without the other. I mean, I know a lot of leftist like to whitewash the Conservative history and their ties to racism, but let's call it for what it is...
It was Conservative who founded the KKK, attacked blacks during reconstruction, enforced segregation and Jim Crow laws. So where are we going to draw the line as to what history is acceptable? It was Democrats (yes, this one is true...although he denounced and apologized for his involvement with the KKK...people can change) who had an actual klan leader as Speaker of the House... you know Hillary Clinton's mentor, Robert Byrd.
And no, the parties didn't magically "switch"... and even if they did, it still does not absolve the Conservative from their history. I mean, if that is the standard for accepting history, then why does it not apply to monuments which are just inanimate objects.
The selective outrage is just comical to me. Flame away...
And that list would include Planned Parent Hood,Gun Control, STATE control of marriage,Birth Control.