Racism

Confederate monuments represent more than racial divide

Confederate monuments represent more than racial divide

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s removal of all Confederate monuments within the city — and Councilman Brandon Scott’s call for their destruction — are emotionally-charged reactions to the events in Charlottesville and without founding.

Yes, those events were terrible and unnecessary. One person was killed, and 19 others seriously wounded when a car crashed into a crowd of protesters. There is no denying that we have a serious problem in this country when it comes to race relations, and the incident in Charlottesville is indicative of that problem. The severity of the racial tensions seem to be worsening with each passing day. We are regularly treated to stories in the press...

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