Saturday, May 27, 2017

Bryan Stevenson Explains How It Feels To Grow Up Black Amid Confederate Monuments

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Excerpt: "If there were Hitler statutes all over Germany, I couldn't go there. I just couldn't. In this country, we don't talk about slavery. We don't talk about lynching. Worse, we've created the counternarrative that says our past is romantic and glorious.
"The American South is littered with the iconography of the Confederacy. We are celebrating the architects and defenders of slavery.
"I don't think we understand what that means for our commitment to equality and fairness and justice."
"I think we have to increase our shame — and I don't think shame is a bad thing."

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