Tag: Confederacy

Austin City Council Resolution Condemns ‘Harmful’ Confederate Monuments

The Austin City Council voted Thursday on a resolution that condemns displays of Confederate statues, artifacts, and memorabilia. In a three-page document, council members call Austin a “welcoming city to people of all backgrounds” where Confederate iconography is “harmful to the peace and tranquility of the city.”

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Texans Protest Dallas’ Removal of Confederate General Robert E. Lee Statue

Around 200 people gathered Saturday afternoon in Dallas at Lee Park to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and an unknown soldier. Peaceful protesters stood in the blistering 90-plus degree heat while facing the barren pedestal where Lee’s bronze, 14-foot tall, six-ton equestrian likeness stood from 1936 until Thursday. Dallas officials sent in city work crews to warehouse the statue.

Texas School Sheds ‘Robert E. Lee’ for ‘Student Safety’

A Texas high school cited “student safety” concerns as the reason for shedding its nearly 60-year-old Confederate namesake, General Robert E. Lee. This marks the second time in a week that public education officials in the Lone Star State used the rationale to strip a slice of history from a campus.

A History of Subversion: The Left’s Attack on American Heritage, Monuments Goes Far Beyond the Trump-Era

Despite the media and their Democratic counterparts working full speed to spin the lie that threats of political violence are on the rise in a polarized Trump era – with the Confederate monuments, they claim, serving as an “obvious flashpoint” – the events that took place in Charlottesville on August 12, and what President Trump said or didn’t say in the days after, did not lead to this.

Six Flags Parks Remove Historic Flags over Political Concerns

Six Flags over Texas, an amusements park that made its icon the six national flags of countries that governed the now-State of Texas, took down its namesake flags and replaced them with only the U.S. 50-star flag. The six flags included a Confederate flag.