Criminal charges against protesters, intimidation from counterprotesters, and the threat of violence by right-wing groups numbed protests against monuments in the North Texas town.
This East Texas tourist town calls itself “the most haunted town in Texas,” but its whitewashed ghost stories elide a complex racial history.
With their approval of a bill to “protect” Confederate monuments from liberal city halls, Senate Republicans exposed the raw racial dynamics of the party’s preemption crusade.
Convict leasing, which historians have called “slavery by another name,” was used to build the Capitol and earn profits for the state and private companies for decades.
Citing lost productivity, GOP lawmakers pounced on a bill that would make voting a little easier for state employees.
“The reality is that plaque never should have gone up in the state Capitol in the first place, and it shouldn’t have taken 60 years to take it down,” state Representative Eric Johnson said.
As a Son of Slaves and the Confederacy, I Implore Governor Abbott to Remove the Capitol’s Deceitful Plaque
Heritage is the word most often given for the celebration of Confederate monuments. But my heritage must also be respected.
Greg Abbott’s Own Research Shows He Could Remove a Confederate Marker at the Capitol if He Wanted To
Abbott’s recent crash course on Confederate markers shows that immediate steps to remove the Capitol plaque are available — should he find the stomach.
Kevin Powers is intent on making us see that wars don’t so much start and stop as they generate and breed.
Citing costs, Dallas’ mayor and eight other Council members voted to delay the removal of the Confederate War Memorial across from City Hall.