The Make It Right Project cultivates community in the shadow of Confederate monuments

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Confederate monuments have dominated the Southern public realm for a century. Neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan rallying to these monuments powerfully reminds us of their white supremacist origins. Without meaningful counter-monuments, we now need to get about the business of freeing our public realm of racist constructions of history.

Kali Holloway and the Make It Right Project Cultivate Community in the Shadow of Confederate Monuments Previous post S.C. Confederate Monuments Remain as a Symbol of Black Subjugation

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In April and May 2017, the New Orleans City Council voted to remove four Confederate monuments from their city. This decision came on the heels of other cities such as Austin, TX and Louisville, KY, who also voted to remove their statues; additional cities are also considering removing them.

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Kali Holloway, Director of the Make It Right Project, devoted to the removal of Confederate monuments, points out the influence Ezekiel has had: "What stands out most is the lasting impact of Ezekiel’s tributes to the Confederacy-his homage to ‘Stonewall’ Jackson in West Virginia; his ‘loyal slave’ monument in Arlington; his personification of Virginia mourning for her soldiers who died fighting for a treasonous nation created in defense of black chattel slavery.

Despite the advances of the civil rights movement, many white southerners cling to the faded glory of a romanticized Confederate past. In The Making of a Confederate, William L. Barney focuses on the life of one man, Walter Lenoir of North Carolina, to examine the origins of southern white identity alongside its myriad ambiguities and complexities.

In my view, the purpose of Confederate monuments is to glorify the confederacy and what it stood for (i.e. slavery). While I do not believe these monuments should be destroyed, they must be.

The U.S. Census Bureau has projected that non-Hispanic whites will make up less than 50 percent of the population. in online forums and protests over the removal of Confederate monuments, react.

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