Confederate Flags Coming Down: A Watch
Confederate Windows at the National Cathedral
This page-I hope will get some activity-will be following the various attempts to remove Comfederate symbols (long over due) from our society.
Why is this important? Our physical world shapes our social world. Having streets, Symbols are speech-and nonverbal speech at that. Hate speech is no less toxic when it comes in the forms of statues, flags, or streets named after racists. It makes the lives of the targeted more precarious by making it clear that their lives matter less and that prejudice against them is socially acceptable.
Our public spaces should be made truly inclusive and accepting.
Readers: If you run across any more such takedowns, please post a reply. I would like to keep track of it all even when things quiet down. Hopefully there will be scrutiny to make sure there are no “backtracks”.