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Destroying Confederate Monuments Hurts Us All—and Accomplishes Nothing

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The destruction of Confederate Monuments, while believed to be justified (cultural cleansing), is both ignorant and insensitive. Those who destroy the monuments think that removing such monuments will remove the reminder of racism from society. However, the removal of such monuments provokes anger and injustice by saying the events of racism never occurred, and also […]

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Letter: The age of intolerance

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We live in an age where people becoming offended is taking away our freedom of speech. Instead of just ignoring opinions that they don’t believe in, people instead seek to silence voices they don’t want to hear. America was founded on the idea that anyone can believe what they want and that freedom is in […]

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The Universal Notebook: Conflicts over Columbus, the Confederacy

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In the era of Trump, we are confronted with moral conflicts and ambiguities: long-standing Confederate Memorials are toppling; Columbus Day is now officially Indigenous People’s Day. Ironically, Columbus Day was not originally intended as a celebration of Christopher Columbus — it was established by Italian-Americans in 1866, as a celebration of their own heritage. The […]

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RIP: Scout secures marker for ex-mayor

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A former mayor of St. Mary’s has finally gotten a headstone dedicated to them. This is all in thanks to Michael Jarros. Charles Francis Bullock is the name of the mayor and the scout has been working two years in order to secure a headstone for the mayor. Michael did this as part of a […]

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Editorial: Confederate monuments show how private property protects your rights

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If you’re being bothered by all the statues being removed from towns due to “racism” or claimed prejudice that the statue stands for, perhaps you should consider building your own type of monument or statue on your property which will completely stop anyone from being able to do anything about it Key Takeaways: People should […]

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Add context signage to Confederate monuments

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The author of this article writes about how they are against removing old confederate monuments. They argue that they are part of the nation’s history and that those depicted are still heroes of war despite what they stood for. Also, they argue that many other countries have monuments to honor dead war heroes, even if […]

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PUBLIC FORUM: We shouldn’t erase history — even dark parts

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The author in this blog post speaks about the Confederate flag and what it stood for, both now and in the past. They argue that, despite the negative mindset that the flag tends to bring up in some people, the Confederate flag should not be forcibly removed from history. They also argue that many other […]

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Savannah approves changes to Confederate memorial

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The government of Savannah approved to relocate two historical busts of confederate leaders. The decision is facing a lot of opposition, however, due to both laws against changing monuments as well as those who believe the monuments should not be altered out of respect. Nearly two-thirds of residents polled were against moving or changing the […]

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