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On race, forcing ourselves to confront the obvious

On race, forcing ourselves to confront the obvious

About a week ago, a story on page 4 of The Sun about the decision by the Texas State Preservation Board to remove a plaque titled “Children of the Confederacy Creed” caught my attention. It was, of course, just one in a multitude of stories from the last few years about city and state governments (including Baltimore’s) removing monuments related to the Confederacy. But this one stood out for a few reasons.

It was erected in 1959, making it particularly sharp rejoinder to the Civil Rights movement, and its content was unusually...

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