Latest MSNBC Article

In my latest MSNBC column, I discuss the recent removal of the Confederate general’s monument in Richmond and the political activism that made it possible. Follow the link below to read more.

“There is perhaps no greater proof of the persistence of white supremacy and how it has shaped public memory than the myth of “the Lost Cause“: the idea that during the Civil War the South fought a principled battle for states’ rights with the continuation of slavery as only an ancillary factor. Those who embrace this distorted view of history insist that Confederate monuments hold some value: to honor what they call “Southern pride and heritage.” Yet those emphasizing states’ rights overlook one critical point: Southern states were fighting for the right to enslave human beings.”

Click here to read the article on MSNBC.