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"With little warning, the University of Texas at Austin removed three Confederate monuments from its campus overnight, 10 days before classes are set to begin."

"(University President) Fenves wrote that after the events in Charlottesville, it had become clear to him 'that Confederate monuments have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.'

He went on to say that the statues’ historical and cultural significance was compromised by what they symbolized, and noted that they were erected in the midst of Jim Crow and segregation and that they represented 'the subjugation of African Americans.'"

(pay wall)

My thoughts exactly. If there was ever any doubt about what these statues symbolize, the right has told us loud and clear what they symbolize by their hysterical, violent actions. As always, we have to worry about how the issue is playing out in the fake news and how much of a distraction from more important issues it is, but removing symbols of racial segregation is the right thing to do.

FWIW, my son is a student at UT and his mother is Chinese, so I have a personal stake in this.
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