May 11, 2017

New Orleans Monuments: A Different Perspective

Most of you have, by now, heard of the controversy surrounding the Removal of Confederate Monuments in New Orleans. The proposal to remove the four "nuisance" monuments came a week after the June 17, 2015 Charleston Church Massacre.  Mayor Mitch Landrieu's proposal was approved In December of the same year, with a 6-1 vote in favor of removing the four contentious monuments.

In light of the recent controversy surrounding the elimination of the monuments Its worth investigating to see if perhaps there is more to the story than trying to mend the wounds of racism and civil war.