Best Opportunity for Vandalism: Confederate Monuments

After white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine African-Americans during a prayer meeting at the historic Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, his long electronic trail of hate came to light, filled with Confederate flags and symbols. Then folks looked around and noticed, hey a lot of symbols and heroes of the Confederacy, a union based on white supremacy, are given hallowed places in our parks and public spaces—what the fuck? And so while destruction of property is technically illegal, it was perfectly understandable when someone scrawled “Black Lives Matter” on a statue honoring Confederate soldiers in Bolton Hill, as monuments across the country were similarly defaced. It helped spark a much-needed discussion about who we choose to honor as a country.

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