Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down All Over the PlacePhoto by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Politics News Confederate Monuments
In the aftermath of the Charlottesville “”Unite the Right” rally that left many wounded and resulted in multiple deaths, cities across America aren’t delaying any longer. Several cities have just decided to go ahead and remove their confederate monuments, rather than continuing to delay the inevitable. This weekend’s rally exposed the inherent racism and high tensions behind many of these statues, and several Southern cities would rather get ahead of things and remove them before any more controversy is conjured up.
They’re removing monuments in Jacksonville, Fla.:
Here’s something unexpected: Jacksonville City Council president moves to start process of removing confederate monuments #TakeEmDownJaxpic.twitter.com/WAphfuFJDd
— Ben Conarck (@conarck) August 14, 2017
In Gainesville, Fla.:
“Old Joe” #Confederate statue in Gainesville being removed just days after #charlottsvillepic.twitter.com/A2iAWr8lra
— Andrew Caplan (@AACaplan) August 14, 2017
In Kentucky, generally:
Removal of Confederate statues in Kentucky accelerated. pic.twitter.com/406bFykivM
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 13, 2017
Baltimore mayor is moving forward with Confederate monuments removal https://t.co/k7EmLfXFtq
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) August 14, 2017
… And several other cities across America are trying to handle protestors for and against removal of Confederate statues and monuments, as well. It’s a tricky situation, but one that’s likely best handled with expediency.
Find more of Paste’s Charlottesville coverage here.