confederate, flag, controversy, racism
Should Americans continue to honor the symbols and leaders of a group who rebelled against their country and fought to preserve the enslavement of African Americans on the basis of preserving heritage? In this paper, I look through American history and identify how the Confederate symbols in question have been connected with racism throughout the past. I then debunk some of the misconceptions commonly associated with Southern history and the Confederate symbols. I conclude with the outcomes of the recent removals in New Orleans and Dallas and address how this debate connects to the issue of racial injustice.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Baldwin, Grant, "Removing Racism or Erasing History? The Modern Confederate Conversation" (2019). Student Works. 309.
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