Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day: Baltimore Looks To Follow New Orleans And Remove Confederate Monuments

Via Billy
Quoth The Raven, Nevermore

Baltimore is looking to follow the lead of New Orleans by removing its Confederate monuments, with its mayor suggesting Saturday that the city may auction them.

Mayor Catherine Pugh is exploring removing them entirely, according to The Baltimore Sun, and suggested Saturday the city may auction the monuments off. “The city does want to remove these,” Pugh said. “We will take a closer look at how we go about following in the footsteps of New Orleans.”

“New Orleans has taken on this issue,” Pugh said. “It costs about $200,000 a statute to tear them down. … Maybe we can auction them?”

Former Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has already put signs up in front of the city’s Confederate monuments calling them “part of a propaganda campaign of national pro-Confederate organizations to perpetuate the beliefs of white supremacy, falsify history and support segregation and racial intimidation.”

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