The meaning behind removing Confederate monuments

Most Confederate monuments were built decades after the Civil War, and serve as an "oppressive reminder of our past." An African American studies professor explains.

06/16/2020 10:26 PM


  • Angela J.
    08/04/2020 03:14

    They were slavers. No more. Slavers statues. Send them to a museum. Our lives are more important.

  • Angela J.
    08/04/2020 03:13

    What does make america great again mean for them. Is was great for whites when we were slaves. So. Make blacks slaves again is what they MEAN by make america great again

  • Angela J.
    08/04/2020 03:13

    history of the KKK the reason why racist white men hate black men in particular and all black and brown in general is this: my melonated (black or brown)brother you have within your loins the ability to exterminate them. to make them extinct ..when a black man sleeps with a white woman and produces a child that child will be brown. a white mans geans are genetically recessive ours blacks are genetically dominate. so what happens if we keep reproducing with each other white will disappear and all will be brown or black hense white man's extention. they are scared. this is the reason why they castrated you when they lynched you. they developed the KKK and taught the white women to be scared of you. and told them if they went black they can't come back. this has nothing to do with prowess. it meant there mind was not with the mission so kill yourself go away but don't come back to the White suprimisis culture. and that's how the cow ate the cabbage

  • John G.
    07/24/2020 11:50

    Domestic terrorism: Violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences, such as those of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature

  • Irene R.
    07/12/2020 21:05

    Your to young to have been a slave. Really now.

  • Jeff M.
    07/12/2020 15:37

    Who's being racist here

  • Wesley E.
    07/10/2020 02:19

    You people are stupid....

  • Wesley E.
    07/10/2020 02:19

    So what....that was 150 years again....demoCRAPS monuments....

  • Mary J.
    07/08/2020 23:27

    They never new ! That’s is a news media event! We all forgot about what happened 400 years blacks and white . Just like the holocaust! Or when we bombed China ! It’s the past! But still in history , but never to be repeated ! Now it’s an issue? Why because certain people want America unrest ! Never to forget and all ways hold responsibility! Why this is not what America is all about! All people to live in there own way ? That’s what America means. Or they would not be able to protest ! Shot on site is the way of the rest of the world.

  • Frankie G.
    07/08/2020 18:33

    Anyone that touches those monuments to destroy them should have already been in jail

  • Gordon R.
    07/08/2020 15:49

    Keep removing them. Soon there will be no statues of deceased Democratic leaders from our past.

  • Bob D.
    07/06/2020 23:08

    And also she is reading this from a script.

  • Bob D.
    07/06/2020 23:07

    Those who forget the past are bound to repeat. There are lessons they are signposts of where we came from and where we are going. When I see black lives matter all dressed in black fully armed .What is the difference between the KKK all dressed in white .There is going to be a war and it will make us weak to nations that would like to see us overthrown.

  • Al T.
    07/06/2020 15:02

    So when y'all gonna change the President's on your money?

  • Marianne C.
    07/04/2020 08:25

    Like someone asked, "How many statues are there of Hitler and his cohorts?" We won't and can't forget. But people don't need to see these villainous racists everyday anymore.

  • Michael C.
    07/02/2020 12:58

    I’d like to point out that not all southerners in the 1800s were confederates. Many of them were abolitionists also attacked and persecuted by confederates. The idea that the confederacy is southern heritage only becomes much more wide spread in the 1900s after the daughters of the confederacy rewrote southern history.

  • Michael C.
    07/02/2020 12:53

    So you’re calling the USA the enemy? Because that’s what confederates were.

  • Yendor E.
    06/26/2020 08:29

    Removing Some Historical Monuments is a WONDERFUL, GOOD ACT ! It is legal. Check the law. People who say different, they love slavery and for Africans to be in pain in all countries. TIME ENOUGH. OVER 400 YEARS of pains, hurts, bruises and MURDERS.

  • Edward S.
    06/22/2020 05:35

    My Irish ancestor`s where slaves to you don`t hear us crying about it, get a life and forget about the past and go on with life.

  • Christine R.
    06/20/2020 22:27

    You can't erase the past , you have to learn from it . Period.

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