Predominantly Black Dallas Group Forms To Protect Confederate Monuments

CBS DFW – by Jeff Paul

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The debate about Confederate statues in Dallas intensified on Monday as a group made up of predominantly African Americans called for the monuments to remain standing.

Several cities across America have now begun to remove or talk about removing Confederate markers shortly after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned deadly.

Former city council member Sandra Crenshaw thinks removing the statues won’t help.

“I’m not intimidated by Robert E. Lee’s statue. I’m not intimidated by it. It doesn’t scare me,” said Crenshaw. “We don’t want America to think that all African Americans are supportive of this.”

Crenshaw, along with some Buffalo Solider historians and Sons of Confederate Veterans are coming together to help protect the Confederate markers from toppling over in Dallas.

They feel the monuments, like the Freedman’s Cemetery, tell an important story and help heal racial wounds.

“Some people think that by taking a statue down, that’s going to erase racism,” said Crenshaw. “Misguided.”

City council member Philip Kingston disagrees.

“What we don’t do is leave up a monument that celebrates the very idea that some of us are not equal to the others,” said Kingston.

He has now proposed a resolution that states the monuments should not be on public land and wants to create a task force to help decide the future of the statues.

“These monuments distort history, they don’t teach history,” said Kingtson.

Crenshaw said the protests and efforts to remove the monuments take away from real change and progression.

“I’m very, very saddened by those people, particularly the African Americans, who are leading this agenda. There is a democratic process,” said Crenshaw.

Mayor Mike Rawlings released a statement on Monday calling the events in Charlottesville horrifying and the white supremacists behind the events as “pure evil.”

He did not comment specifically on the monuments but has set a press conference for Tuesday at noon where he could further discuss the matter.

Predominantly Black Dallas Group Forms To Protect Confederate Monuments

6 thoughts on “Predominantly Black Dallas Group Forms To Protect Confederate Monuments

  1. “… a group made up of predominantly African Americans…”

    WHICH IS IT???

    ONE OR THE OTHER…. CAN’T BE BOTH!

    Unless they have DUAL CITIZENSHIP.

      1. Get SO sick of them throwing that out there as if it’s a legitimate term, Katie! 😡

        More RACE DIVISION is ALL it is!

  2. “These monuments distort history, they don’t teach history,” said Kingtson.”

    WRONG!!!

    Commie scum LIKE YOU distort history, sh#t-fer-brains!

  3. Any citizen of the USA who is for preserving and restoring the monuments is to me (regarding this issue) a true compatriot. May these efforts add up and return us to sanity in terms of protecting the story of our past. Henry covered it beautifully today. A monument coming down is a stab at our heritage and at how we identify with that heritage. It’s a part of understanding who we are and where we come from. If we don’t know who we are and the story we sprung from we won’t stand up for ourselves or each other. After monuments they’ll likely go even more forcefully after language and beloved traditions. So much on the chopping block. And one other consideration… Beyond anything political, those monuments are art and antiquities, skillful art of quality materials. Another slap at greatness. What foot would kick in greatness? The foot of ignorance. I need a t-shirt that reads: HEAL IGNORANCE.

    🙁

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