Time to put the Old South in its proper place
Write to the Point
Last updated 6/11/2020 at 7:26pm
In several past columns I’ve written about the need to preserve history. I’ve editorialized to preserve history, it’s often necessary to maintain that which we find offensive so we may remember and learn from the experience, hopefully not repeating the errors of our ancestors.
As part of that, I’ve defended preserving symbols of the former Confederacy such as statues and flags. I’ve argued that, while painful, those elements remind us of periods of our national formation and psyche that we hope to not repeat.
I’ve changed my mind. I was advocating a wrong and hurtful approach, a...