It's Time for Dallas to Remove Certain Tributes to Confederate Leaders, Says The Dallas Morning News

We're pleased Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has called for the Communities Foundation of Texas to tackle the long-thorny issue of the Confederate memorials in this city.What to do about these divisive and painful reminders of this country's racist past seems exactly what the W.W. Kellogg Foundation had in mind when it awarded the foundation a $1.75 million grant in its campaign to provide more racial equity and healing.This city needs that today more than ever.Rawlings isn't dictating an outcome, he wants citizens to decide. But he knows all too well that Dallas and this country are still living in the shadows of slavery and the enduring legacy of Jim Crow segregation. It's this dark and brutal past that these statues have come to symbolize.  Continue reading...

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