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Powerful quote from Rev. Dr. William Barber: “If statues come down racism can still be up.”
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September 9, 2017 at 3:18 pm
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September 9, 2017 at 3:19 pm
Yes. Dr. Barber was on point!
September 9, 2017 at 3:51 pm
Indeed, that’s why I don’t understand all of these senseless debates on the confederate flag; taking that down won’t change anything.
September 9, 2017 at 3:55 pm
Symbols are powerful motivators and de-motivators because of what they represent. So I’m all for the removal of them. But, we cant stop there because the real goal should be to end racism in all of its form. So maybe very comfortable with seeing a racist symbol removed but will not do the work in their own communities, businesses, and philanthropic organizations, political affiliations, etc to dismantle racism and privilege at its core. That is where the rubber meets the road and the real work begins.
September 10, 2017 at 8:48 pm
When a statute comes down, public opinion has changed what is valuable in our public space.
September 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm
Very true! Hopefully it will further the work to end systemic racism.
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