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While We Are Taking Down Statues….

Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:09
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Statue of West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd 
in the West Virginia state capitol building
While we are taking down statues, may I suggest the statue of West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd (deceased). The above statue stands in the rotunda of the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston. (That’s in West Virginia for all you UC Santa Cruz Community Studies and History of Consciousness majors.)
Byrd, who was a Democrat, was once a member of the KKK. Not just a member, mind you, he was a kleagle, which meant he was responsible for recruiting. He also had a a history of openly racist utterances during the course of his life. In addition, he filibustered against the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
And while we are condemning President Trump for his statements about the Charlottesville riot, maybe we should condemn someone else for her glowing statements about Byrd, the man she called her mentor. And who might that be?
But don’t take my word for it. 

But you won’t hear about this on CNN.


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