Monday, February 19, 2007

whites resisting racism

wanted to share one small example of white people standing up with people of color against racism i heard about recently.

2007 is the 200th year anniversary of the confederate general robert e. lee's birth.
in richmond, the former confederate capitol, public money has been spent on plans for the anniversary, including a half a million dollars polishing the monument to the general in time for the sons of confederate veterans to celebrate his birthday.

on january 12, 2007 the sons of confederate veterans were met with protesters, white and black, from the NAACP and the virginia anti-war network, stating their opposition to taxpayer money being spent to glorify the racist lee. here's the full story.

1 comment:

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