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The Racist Goals of Confederate Heritage Reconstruction Lies

I saw this article from Professor Henry Louis Gates regarding the racist goals confederate heritage people had with their Reconstruction lies. Par for the course for confederate heritage folks. He starts by telling us, “Reconstruction, the period in American history that followed the Civil War, was an era filled with great hope and expectations, but […]

Confederate Heritagists Lie About Reconstruction Too

I’m sure you’re not surprised, considering the lack of integrity among confederate heritage apologists. In this New Yorker article by Adam Gopnik, we can find a short overview of Reconstruction as presented in a new book by Henry Louis Gates. “Henry Louis Gates, Jr., in his new book, ‘Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the […]

Confronting More Confederate Heritage Lies

In this article, Christy Coleman of the American Civil War Museum dispells some more confederate heritage lies. “If you wonder why the United States has such a divergent view about the Civil War and Confederate monuments, it’s because it was crafted that way. We’ve spent 150 years lying to each other about what the war was […]

Opposing Confederate Heritage Lies

According to this article, the Southern Poverty Law Center is actively opposing the lies confederate heritage advocates consistently tell. We learn, “Multiple Southern states proudly devote public time, energy and resources to celebrate the Confederacy each year. North Carolina and South Carolina celebrate ‘Confederate Memorial Day’ on May 10. Kentucky, Louisiana and Tennessee celebrate it […]

Lies Confederate Heritage Supporters Tell

Here we have a few articles that illustrate the complete lack of honesty and the racism of many confederate heritage supporters. This article gives us insight into how proconfederate lies made their way into schools to pollute the minds of children for decades. We learn, “Where does it come from, the ignorance that has been […]

THE BIG PICTURE: CONFEDERATE REVISIONIST HISTORY

This article by Douglas Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, came into my feed. I have a problem with “Revisionist” in the title, as all history is revisionist, but since he’s a sociologist and not a historian, and perhaps the editor came up with the title. we can […]

Let’s be honest about the roots of Confederate monuments

I found this article by Dr. Adam Domby of the College of Charleston. He tells us, “Not infrequently, some Charlestonians claim that the memorials were erected without ‘any reference to white supremacy’ or that celebrating the Confederacy had nothing to do with racism or slavery. But as numerous scholars have shown, Jim Crow era monuments, […]