I loved those monuments, not so long ago

My latest is at Amity Coalition:

I thought they stood for resilience and pride, for the other side of every story, for a nation grappling with the sorrows of its own rending. I saw the generals as gentlemen, protectors, reluctantly orchestrating an inevitable but tragic conflict of brother against brother. Imagining the people who erected the monuments, I felt I could draw from them some of the strength and stubbornness and grit that form part of my Southern identity.

I never thought much about what they meant to black people.

I hope you’ll read more here.

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