• Since 1619 all the way to the end of the Civil War  in 1865, chattel slavery prospered. Merrit Kennedy, a writer for NPR, says, “In 1857, the majority opinion stated that African Americans could not be co

    • McCamey,
      I found this article to be very interesting and relevant to todays world. I agree with the monuments that are glorifying confederate activists need to be stopped and moved to a place of interests. I think by having them in cities, where races intermingle around these statues frequently can start to lead to more conflicts, and make some races to feel uncomfortable. And I think by moving them to a museum will help solve a lot of problems. I found this article written by the NY Post about a North Carolina Confederate Statue being taken down, https://nypost.com/2017/08/14/protesters-tear-down-north-carolina-confederate-statue/, and I support it, and I encourage you to read it, but I am in agreement with you to take it down not destroy it. And in this article they ruined it, and I feel like this will create more problems then what is already happening.
      Thank you for sharing,
      Caleigh

    • Hi McCamey
      I remember when this topic was everywhere in the media. People constantly arguing about whether or not the statues should be destroyed or stay up in public. I agree with you to place the statues in museums. Placing them in an area that actually teaches what the statues mean will be very beneficial to help people learn and understand that time in history. This article from Yahoo states that “Removing monuments can erase history…” Do you think if we destroy that statues, is there a possible chance that people will forget about that time of history? It was really interesting to hear your opinion on this topic.
      Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/america-rid-itself-confederate-monuments-091436995.html

    • McCamey,
      I found your post very interesting because I have never thought about monuments being a bad example to people that see them. I think that if others have opinions like yours about these statues and monuments they should be taken down. When you portray an image like that to youth and act as if these people were very important to our country, it makes people feel as if they are glorifying the wrong they have done. If you feel strongly about this, I think it would be awesome for you to make a stance and have others support you as well. Thank you for sharing your writing with me.

    • McCamey,
      I found this article to be so relevant to our world today. I agree that these monuments are just reminders of the horrifying and despicable past that our country had. They represent the oppression and unjust treatment of African Americans. I think these statues should be relocated or completely destroyed. I do understand that these statues represent history and are a part of their culture, so I think moving them to a museum is the right thing to do. Here is an article I found that I think you would find interesting: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/04/the-fight-over-virginias-confederate-monuments

    • McCarney, I agree with the points you made in your post. It is disgusting that there is still monuments celebrating people that have done terrible things to our history. It only fuels more anger towards the government from the American people. It adds to the level of not feeling a sense of belonging because of the hate the statues represent. If they were to be moved to a place where they can be visited by those who support, that would be much more freeing for people who feel offended by them.
      Heres an interesting article that takes the opposite stance, which can always be interesting to read. http://nationalinterest.org/feature/destroying-confederate-monuments-hurts-us-all%E2%80%94-accomplishes-22142

    • McCamey,
      I remember talking about this issue in my history class. I think that these statues glorify individuals who had racist values and this is something that shouldn’t be glorified. I read in some of the comments that they should just be moved. What is your opinion on that?

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    • Hi McCamey! Thank you so much for your post! I really enjoyed reading it! I totally agree with you when you say that America needs to become more united. Now more than ever, we need to be able to come together on what we agree on versus what we disagree on. A lot of this disagreement is coming from racial issues. I think that many people make assumptions about people who are different than them, who they don’t actually know about. These assumptions can create misunderstandings which I believe creates the problems that we have today. Thank you for your post, and I look forward to reading your future work!

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