Here we go! Forced debate on Confederate memorial carving stirring serious controversy

Here we go! Forced debate on Confederate memorial carving stirring serious controversy

Why are we even having this conversation? This is a park you pay to go in. If you do not want to see this southern icon, then DON’T GO IN!

The park now operates without state funding due to an arrangement between the state authority that oversees the memorial portions with a company that runs amusement rides and other attractions,

AP News Reported:

The “Confederate Memorial Carving” in a state park outside of Atlanta is once again stirring controversy, as Georgia officials try to decide what, if anything, to do about a huge sculpture that memorializes three of the South’s Civil War heroes but causes offense to blacks and others.

Chiseled into a side of Stone Mountain, the carving of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson spans three acres and is the largest high relief sculpture in the world — even larger than Mount Rushmore.

Controversial since its 1970 unveiling, the sculpture has drawn renewed scrutiny since the massacre of nine black worshippers at a church in South Carolina last month.

The white man charged in the slayings, Dylann Storm Roof, had posed with the Confederate battle flag in photos that were posted online before the attack. Authorities say he was motivated by racial hatred.

People think they can erase history. When you erase or don’t know and understand your history, you are doomed to repeat it.  Chew on that NAACP!

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Ga. debates Confederate carving set in stone and state law – Yahoo News

 


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