Richmond’s largest newspaper: City must take down Jefferson Davis memorial

Richmond's largest newspaper: City must take down Jefferson Davis memorial
Will competitive offense-taking become America's new pastime?
The largest newspaper in Richmond, Va., made its case in an editorial Sunday that a statue of Jefferson Davis must come down, arguing that the former Confederate president lacks any virtues worth memorializing. “Davis embodies everything that was awful 

Alexander T. Augusta — a native Virginian, and the highest-ranking black to serve the Union army. The Richmond Times-Dispatch makes a good recommendation regarding the Civil War statues on Monument Ave: Take down the statue to Jefferson Davis,

Taking offense, these days, is a form of conspicuous consumption. It isn't about the notionally offensive thing; it's about … meeee! And that makes offense-taking competitive. "You want to remove a plaque celebrating Jefferson Davis? I want to tear …

Will competitive offense-taking become America's new pastime?

Feoshia Davis: Tradition permeates Frankfort, but it's time for Jefferson Davis' statue to go to a museum

Will competitive offense-taking become America's new pastime?
Will competitive offense-taking become America's new pastime?
The largest newspaper in Richmond, Va., made its case in an editorial Sunday that a statue of Jefferson Davis must come down, arguing that the former Confederate president lacks any virtues worth memorializing. “Davis embodies everything that was awful

What Is the Jefferson Davis Highway?

This bronze statue greets visitors to the Jefferson Parish General Government Building in Gretna, Louisiana . The monument was dedicated December 6, 1975 by the Jefferson Parish Historical Commission. In the wake of Charlottesville, President Donald

The white supremacist rally in Charlottesville has again sparked reflection on the meanings of Confederate symbols. In the wake of the rally, those seeking to distance Confederate symbolism from white supremacy bear the burden of proof. Some condemn …

My political reporting career started in 2000 at The Kentucky Gazette in Frankfort after I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University. It quickly became apparent that rules, tradition, and decorum were a large part of getting things done. It's a way to … . A recent poll indicates that almost half of Trump supporters — more specifically, Trump voters — would rather have Jefferson Davis, the slave-owning president of the Confederate States of America, as president of the U.S. than former President Barack

The fate of the Confederate statuary along Monument Avenue raises a host of questions. Some are reasonable — and some are not. Some are hard — and some are easy. Among the easiest questions (perhaps made even easier now by Attorney General

Editorial: Take down the Jefferson Davis Monument

A statewide rally is planned this week in Kentucky in support of removing a Confederate statue from the Capitol Rotunda. WHAS 9:24 AM. EDT August 28, 2017. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST. Lexington, KY – A statewide rally is. “And then one day, for no particular reason, people were mad at statues.” — Forrest Gump if he were alive. In the divisive issue of what to do with Confederate statues around the country, one reason we should take a breath here and not engage in the … . Editor, Register-Mail: In 1861, Alexander H. Stephens, Confederate vice-president, gave a speech (known as the “Cornerstone Speech”) setting out the reasons for secession and the creation of the Confederacy. He declared, “Our new government is founded

(Reuters) – As early as November, the stretch of Jefferson Davis Highway that runs through Alexandria, Virginia, will boast a new title after the city council voted to erase the name of the Confederacy's president. But the city's neighbors to the north …
After Charlottesville's juxtaposition of Confederate and Nazi symbolism, renewed attention has been directed to the many commemorations of the Confederacy. Confederate statues in Baltimore, Austin, Durham, Madison, New Orleans, and elsewhere have. State Police in riot gear guard Lee Park after a white nationalist demonstration was declared illegal and the park was cleared in Charlottesville on Saturday, Aug. 12. (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Steve Helber / Associated Press. IT HAS BEEN hysteria …


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