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Old 04-24-2017, 09:29 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by DevinHarriswillstart View Post
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/natio...FlowFB_NYBrand

This is shameful. Just because you don't agree with something that happened in history doesn't mean you get to rewrite or erase it. And it has already been passed into law that confederate soldiers are honored as American war veterans. I had ancestors on both sides of the conflict as well. I can guarantee you both sides would be rolling in their graves over this.

This is where social media has completely lost its way. People who know NOTHING about history try to force their ignorant will on things like this.

Yes. It's shameful a monument to white supremacy was taken down.

What other nation clings to a shameful past under the guise of historical recognizance the way the U.S. does? Let me know where I can go see the tribute to Hitler in Germany.


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In 1874, the Crescent City White League attempted to overthrow a biracial Reconstruction government in New Orleans after the Civil War. That attempt failed, but white supremacist Democrats later took control of the state.
An inscription added in 1932 said the Yankees withdrew federal troops and "recognized white supremacy in the South" after the group challenged Louisiana's biracial government after the Civil War. In 1993, these words were covered by a granite slab with a new inscription, saying the obelisk honors "Americans on both sides" who died and that the conflict "should teach us lessons for the future."
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