Across America And Abroad: Symbols Of White Supremacy Come Down
Since the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, America has once again had to grapple with its racism, both present and past. The recent protests have once again surfaced the debate over removal of Confederate statues and other symbols of white supremacy.
Some government leaders have brought these monuments down quietly and in the dead of night. In other instances, it’s been community protesters who have torn Confederate generals from their pedestals, and to the cheers of a crowd.
But it’s not just happening here in the U.S.
Can racial justice move forward without first looking back? Or should removing monuments take a backseat to policy change?
Find a database of public symbols of the Confederacy from the Southern Poverty Law Center here.
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