While the Confederacy, and its flag, undoubtedly mean something different to many people now, there are enough people for whom they retain their original, intended, explicit meaning, that both should be rejected as symbols of the worst movement, the worst moment, and the worst institutions in American history.
It’s one thing to debate the proper place of men who did great things and incidentally owned slaves, like Washington, Jefferson, and Columbus, or who, post-slavery, still harbored racist feelings of white supremacy that remained prevalent, especially among the “enlightened” class, such as Woodrow Wilson, all of whom arguably get more of a pass than they should. But Lee and the Confederates are honored specifically for fighting in defense of the institutions of slavery and white supremacy.
President Trump needs to hit the streets with an ambitious civil rights act based on the following principles: School choice is a civil right. A college education is a civil right. And a good job is a civil right. With a little more than 500 days remaining before the next presidential election, President Trump finds […]
Maybe instead of forever criticizing these players, it would be better to acknowledge racial injustices in this country and point out that they are caused by bad liberal policies. With the NFL’s preseason underway, players taking a knee in protest of racial injustice is once again part of the national conversation, in no small part […]