I Guess So ...And The Hell With Everyone Else?
Defaced statue of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard
Backlash against a plan to remove prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans has been tinged by death threats, intimidation, and even what may have been the torching of a contractor’s Lamborghini.
For now, at least, things have gotten so nasty the city hasn’t found a contractor willing to bear the risk of tearing down the monuments.
The city doesn’t have its own equipment to move them and is now in talks to find a company, even discussing doing the work at night to avoid further tumult. Further complicating the issue was a court ruling Friday that effectively put the removal on hold.
Initially, it appeared the monuments would be removed quickly after the majority black City Council on Dec. 17 voted, 6-1, to approve the mayor’s plan to take them down. The monuments, including towering statues of generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard, have long been viewed by many here as symbols of racism and white supremacy.Read the rest of the story HERE.
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