Every time I feel like going off on social media, I remind myself that I ought to channel my energy into a blog post. This is one of the rare times when I’m attempting to follow through.
Have any of you seen this?:
I was following a contact’s thread on one of the confederate statues that was taken down the other day, and that’s when I saw a question. This isn’t an exact quote, but someone asked
What makes a statue historical, vs racist?
Immediately, I was furious. And stunned. I don’t want to waste time arguing with strangers, but it took everything in me not to respond.
Oh, I don’t know. Maybe the fact that the so-called heroes of the confederacy fought for people to remain enslaved?
If America was Germany and the confederate monuments were of Adolf Hitler, would there even be a question?
So long as people insist that everyone has a right to everything, and that their bro’s feelings are worth more than actually doing what’s right, racism, sexism, islamophobia, homophobia and other evils will continue to have a place in this world.