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If Northam Wants to Do Better on Racism, Standing Against Confederate Monuments Is an Easy First Step

If Northam Wants to Do Better on Racism, Standing Against Confederate Monuments Is an Easy First Step

Kali Holloway

Nearly four decades after smearing his face with shoe polish and doing a blackface impersonation of Michael Jackson, Virginia governor Ralph Northam says he wants to be a beacon of racial reconciliation. To that end, advisers tell BuzzFeed News, Northam has embarked on a survey course in wokeness: boning up on the horrors of U.S.

It will be interesting to follow Virginia news to evaluate if the public is able to take advantage of governor Ralph Northam vulnerable position as being outed as a racist white male.

As a son of the Deeeeeeeep South, let me toss in my two cents on the monument issue.

There’s no need to place them in museums to “contextualize” them.

Leave 'em where they are, and let anyone so moved spit on 'em, piss on 'em, shit on 'em, or whatever the hell else comes to mind, short of damaging them, without fear of repercussion.

That would be place them in their proper historical context, don’t you reckon?