Virginia Removes Robert E. Lee Statue From U.S. Capitol – The New American

On Monday, Virginia’s liberal Governor Ralph Northam announced that the statue of Lee had been removed. “We should all be proud of this important step forward for our Commonwealth and our country. The Confederacy [Lee was the leading general in the Confederate Army] is a symbol of Virginia’s racist and divisive history and it is past time we tell our story with images of perseverance, diversity, and inclusion.”Northam’s words are ironic, considering that it was about a year ago that he became embroiled in controversy when it was revealed that a photograph of him and another young man appeared in their medical school yearbook wearing “blackface,” and another in the robes of the terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan. It is not certain which was Northam, but either way, this was not the immature prank of a high-school student, but of two grown men in medical school.

Source: Virginia Removes Robert E. Lee Statue From U.S. Capitol – The New American

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