Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Monuments Reflect more than our History, Monuments Reflect Our Values.

Some make the argument that Confederate monuments teach us about our history, but they do more than this, they express certain values. Professor Micheal Phillips offers a powerful and courageous critique of the enduring meaning of Confederate monuments.  I quote from within:

"This effort to shape the public's understanding of the past is a method of shaping the values of the present. And every Confederate monument standing today loudly proclaims that, whatever might be said about civil rights and racial equality in contemporary political discourse, the enduring values of this place, this city, and this people is white supremacy."

The full OpEd can be found here:

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