Duke University removes statue of Confederate general

Duke University removes statue of Confederate general

Duke University removes statue of Confederate general

Four confederate-era statues were removed in Baltimore, Maryland on Tuesday after the City Council voted for their immediate removal on Monday.

On the other side of the Atlantic, French president Emmanuel Macron had refrained from commenting directly on the pronouncements of its american counterpart, but said he is "in the sides of those who fight racism and xenophobia".

"It's often forgotten that Lee himself, after the Civil War, opposed monuments, specifically Confederate war monuments", Jonathan Horn, author of a Lee biography titled The Man Who Would Not Be Washington, told PBS.

But in the aftermath of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. -supposedly organized to protest the removal of a Lee statue-President Donald Trump has, in addition to blaming both the alt-right and the so-called "alt-left" for the deadly clash that erupted, come out firmly against those who want to remove statues of Confederate leaders.

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"Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?" He was referring to Confederate General Jackson, and to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who owned slaves but whose legacy as early US presidents is overwhelmingly honored.

He wrote on Twitter, "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our attractive statues and monuments. You can't change history, but you can learn from it", Trump wrote.

Regarding "Trump lawyer forwards radical email statement" (Page A6, Thursday), the president's own lawyer, John Dowd, defended his client's equivocation on the hate groups that demonstrated in Charlottesville, forwarding an email claiming that there is no difference between General Washington and General Lee. Two-thirds of whites and Latinos believe the statues should remain as well. While Lee and Jackson do, also, stand in a tradition of apologetic Virginia slaveholders, the cause they fought for was anything but ambivalent about slavery.

"The statues don't bother me almost as much as the flag does", he told me.

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In this respect, then, the meaning of the statues is far from clear-cut, and amplifying aspects of the controversy may in fact be a way for Trump to bolster support for his position, allowing him to fan anxiety over cultural change. Each of the 50 USA states picked two statues to contribute to the Statuary Hall collection.

I read as much as I can, I watch documentaries, I was a history minor in college. "Confederate generals made a fateful decision to try to tear apart our nation and 6 million people died", he said, before dismissing that Lee and Washington were on the same plane of moral equivalency.

Mitch Landrieu, the mayor of New Orleans, addressed this very distinction in an emotional speech earlier this year that capped two years of intense debate in his city over what the monuments said and what they mean.

Gov. Nikki Haley, five years in office, instantly pivoted and called for removal of the battle flag from the Confederate war memorial on the State House grounds.

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Are we going to take down — excuse me — are we going to take down, are we going to take down statues to George Washington?. Washington and Jefferson are two of the country's most notable founders, as well as the first and third presidents.

As for the Lee statue, one person who probably wouldn't have wanted them erected in the first place is Robert E. Lee himself. In all, the 11 former Confederate States that fought in the Civil War for secession from the union and for the preservation of slavery, monuments to historical figures, seen by many as ruthless oppressors and by some as heroes, have aggravated the divisions in society.

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