Opinion: Responding to Nov. 3 statue column

This column is responding to Will Hall’s column “Statue opinion must be challenged” published Nov. 3. Will Hall’s opinion is nothing new, and it might even seem compelling.  “Confederate symbols exist to remind people of their ancestors; removing them from public spaces is an authoritarian reaction that plays into the...

Opinion: Why contextualization doesn’t work

Essentially, contextualization doesn’t work with Confederate statues in public spaces because it’s a policy based exclusively on the white experience. It pleases nostalgic fans of cherry-picked, sanitized history and guilty white “liberals” alike. The former remain satisfied with their symbols standing tall, while the latter seem content with a little...

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