Confederate monuments have become the ‘it’ topic to discuss, ever since all hell broke loose over in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Debates on which monuments should be preserved and which ought to be destroyed has escalated in a blink of an eye, dragging both sides of the story to a boiling point.
In an interview between CNN’s Kate Bolduan and liberal analyst Angela Rye, the two debated the monuments’ significance and the true reason behind the riots.
Rye stated she believes the reason goes far beyond the monuments themselves:
“We have to get to the heart of the problem here. And the heart of the problem is the way in which many of us were taught American history. American history is not all glorious.”
Rye also talked about the very same thing Trump pointed out, which is the possible removal of Washington and Jefferson’s monuments as well:
George Washington was a slave owner. And we need to call slave owners out for what they are, whether we think they were protecting American freedom or not. He wasn’t protecting my freedom. […] My ancestors weren’t deemed human beings to him. And so, to me, I don’t
care if it’s a George Washington statue or a Thomas Jefferson statue or a Robert E. Lee statue — they all need to come down. […]
This country was built upon a very violent past that resulted in death and the raping and the killing of my ancestors.”
As far as she is concerned, the founding fathers and Confederate soldiers were not at all different:
“I’m not going to allow us to say that it’s okay for Robert E. Lee but not a George Washington. We need to call it what it is.”
Rye warned that America may once again reopen the slavery issue, if pressure continues to build up: “We definitely need to learn about it so that we don’t repeat it, because we’re very close to repeating it right now.”
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