A friend from Germany Whatsapp’d me, astonished to learn that US still had so many Confederate statues and military bases named after Confederates. “We banned displaying Nazi symbolism (swastikas) a long time ago,” she observed. (Nazis has studied Confederate practices).
Many people in “developed” and “undeveloped” nations alike are puzzled why US has so many statues dedicated to people who tore the union apart and oppressed people. It’s like Germany keeping around statues of Nazi figures (Germany had banned displaying Nazi symbols decades ago).
Nancy Pelosi is calling for statues of Confederate figures such as Jefferson Davis (toppled here in Richmond) to be removed from US Capitol building. The statues "pay homage to hate, not heritage," she says.
Would surprise many that US Capitol had these.
All 10 of the bases are located in the Confederacy, stretching from Virginia to Texas. Especially bizarre since Army has always been the service with the most African-American troops. 1+ of every 5 soldiers is black. Imagine going to work on soil honoring their race’s oppressors.
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