GREEN PARTY CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE MEMORIALS IN NORTH TEXAS

North Texas Green Parties

 

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

Contact: Shannon Carter, Collin County Co-Chair, 903-366-1767 (cartershannon@gmail.com)

  Gary Stuard, Dallas County Co-Chair, (214) 641-8541 (garystuard123@gmail.com)

  Wesson Gaige, Denton County Co-Chair, 214-906-2909 (wesgaige@mac.com)

 

GREEN PARTY CALLS  FOR REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE MEMORIALS IN NORTH TEXAS

 

The Green Parties across North Texas including the Collin County, Dallas County, and Denton County call upon county and city officials and school board members throughout North Texas to remove Confederate statues and rename public schools currently memorializing and, by extension, glamorizing individuals who took up arms against the nation to ensure the continued enslavement of human beings.  

With hate crimes and white nationalist movements on the rise, we can no longer tolerate publically-funded and maintained symbols that reframe the Civil War as an honorable struggle for the southern way of life--or “states rights”.  Instead, it truly was: a fight to save the institution of slavery.  In the wake of Charlottesville’s domestic terrorism, we can no longer ignore the reality of racism nor the role Confederate monuments play in perpetuating white supremacy. Public symbols of the Confederacy do not represent “our heritage.”  They represent racism’s long, enduring history.

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