Confederate monuments

Here’s What Germany Can Teach Us About Remembering An Ugly Past (Video)

Here’s What Germany Can Teach Us About Remembering An Ugly Past (Video)

We are at an interesting time in our history. We will not soon forget the 2016 election and whatever transpired or will transpire over the next couple of years. But President Donald Trump’s ascendancy is not a historical aberration, although it may be for us. The United States has always regarded itself as a paragon […]

GOP Lawmaker Says Black Lawyer Will ‘Go Missing’ If She Tries To Remove Confederate Monument

GOP Lawmaker Says Black Lawyer Will ‘Go Missing’ If She Tries To Remove Confederate Monument

In the aftermath of Charlottesville, a debate began as to whether or not monuments and statues celebrating the defeated Confederacy should be removed in the Southern states where they’re so prevalent. Those who support keeping the memorials say they represent history and heritage while those who oppose such displays argue they only reinforce racism and […]

Statue Of Christopher Columbus May Join Confederate Generals (VIDEO)

Statue Of Christopher Columbus May Join Confederate Generals (VIDEO)

They’re coming down…finally. The statues, that is. Among same-sex marriage, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), ethics regulations, and a host of myriad issues, into the category of things the progressive movement is winning we can put the fight over statues commemorating Confederate generals. But Confederate generals’ statues are not the only symbols of hate we […]

Two Arrests Of Charlottesville Attackers–But Questions Linger

Two Arrests Of Charlottesville Attackers–But Questions Linger

By now, we are well aware of 32-year-old Heather Heyer’s death at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12. But there were other violent skirmishes that day that have received far less media coverage, specifically the attack of Deandre Harris, 20, whom video coverage shows six men cornering and beating in a parking […]

NC County Commissioner Thinks Slaves Were Just ‘Workers’ (VIDEO/TWEETS)

NC County Commissioner Thinks Slaves Were Just ‘Workers’ (VIDEO/TWEETS)

To hear a number of elected officials in the former Confederacy talk, the furor over Confederate monuments is a lot of fuss over nothing. But a county commissioner in North Carolina may have inadvertently proven why this is far from being nothing. He harrumphed that his ancestors didn’t have slaves–they had “workers.” On Monday night, […]

NC School Board Member Tries To Blame Dems For Racism–And Fails (TWEET)

NC School Board Member Tries To Blame Dems For Racism–And Fails (TWEET)

Lately, whenever Democrats have called for Confederate statues and monuments to be taken down, critics have harrumphed that those monuments were originally erected by Democrats–conveniently forgetting that those decisions were made in a time before the national party came to its senses on civil rights. A school board member in my hometown of Charlotte found this […]

Pence: No Need To Remove Confederate Statues; We Need ‘More Monuments’ (VIDEO)

Pence: No Need To Remove Confederate Statues; We Need ‘More Monuments’ (VIDEO)

Just when you thought the Trump administration had pandered about as much as they could to the far right lunatics who want to preserve statues and monuments to the American Confederacy (which LOST the Civil War), along comes Mike Pence to tell us that we actually need more monuments. Pence paid a visit to his […]

A Southern Pastor: Tear Down The Hate

A Southern Pastor: Tear Down The Hate

Our scripture this morning for church was from Genesis 45, where we read about Joseph’s reaction toward his brothers when they approached him in Egypt to ask for food. It is important to remember that these are the very brothers who earlier had sold Joseph into slavery. My sermon can be heard in it’s entirety by clicking […]

Descendants of Confederate ‘Heroes’ Fine With Statutes Coming Down

Descendants of Confederate ‘Heroes’ Fine With Statutes Coming Down

The descendants of Generals Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis are apparently smarter and more reasonable than President Snowflake himself. In public statements, the families of the Confederate leaders told those who want to preserve their monuments in a time of significant racial and political upheaval to simply let it go. General Lee’s great-great grandson […]

Trump Was Against Confederate Monuments Before He Was For Them (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Trump Was Against Confederate Monuments Before He Was For Them (TWEETS/VIDEO)

One of the most stomach-churning moments of Donald Trump’s bizarre Tuesday press conference came when he suggested that demands to take down Confederate monuments would be a slippery slope. He suggested–with a straight face–that Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson would ultimately lead to calls for monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to come down. […]

GOP Lawmaker: People Who Take Down Confederate Monuments Should Be ‘Lynched’

GOP Lawmaker: People Who Take Down Confederate Monuments Should Be ‘Lynched’

In recent weeks, the City of New Orleans has been in the process of removing all monuments to those who fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, including statutes of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and military commander Robert E. Lee. These efforts have been met with consternation and anger by some people who seem […]