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You can remove Confederate statues and still remember history

The George Davis Monument in Wilmington, NC, a tribute to the fourth Attorney General of the Confederate States

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

July 3, 2020

When someone does something great, remarkable, wins a battle or sports championship, among other qualifications, we build them a statue. And the U.S. sure does like statues and monuments -- whether we built them or were gifted them.  However, despite the number of great statues and monuments the U...

Charlottesville and Confederate statues

Sean W. Cooper, Staff Writer

August 22, 2017

Let’s be real here.  Conservative or not, it is not in your best interest to defend the actions of the white supremacists who rallied in Charlottesville last Friday and Saturday. Nor should you deny that these people are white supremacists.  Anybody who gathers in the streets with guns and tiki...

Confederate statues: should they stay or should they go?

Sean W. Cooper, Staff Writer

June 28, 2017

On May 19th, the New Orleans Police Department gathered around a 16-foot, bronze statue of Robert E. Lee, standing on a 60-foot base, as they prepared for the monument to be taken down. This was the last Confederate statue to stand in New Orleans, after three others had been removed from the city within the pre...

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