Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Best Response

Thank you, Mayor Gray.

Robert Farley at LGM:

The events in Charlottesville have convinced Mayor Jim Gray to accelerate announcement of the removal of two Confederate statues in downtown Lexington:

The statues are of John C. Breckinridge (1860 southern Democratic Presidential nominee and Confederate military commander) and John Hunt Morgan (Confederate general). A redesign of the square a few years ago resulted in the Breckinridge statue being placed prominently on Main Street. The decision here is long overdue, but Gray deserves credit for finally pushing it through.
And for jumping on a huge opportunity.  Progressives should demand action like this around the country right now this minute, while White Supremacists and their repug enablers are facing nurder charges.

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