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BLOGROLL: Fleming writes “White Supremacy Is the Foundation of Our Country”

https://africandiasporaphd.com/2017/08/20/blogroll-fleming-writes-white-supremacy-is-the-foundation-of-our-country/

Crystal Marie Fleming on United States’ history of white supremacy and the danger of stopping at statues:

The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is lifted from its pedestal at Lee Circle as it is removed by a crane on Friday, May 19, 2017. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

“From the inception of this nation, white supremacist ideology was used to justify genocide and slavery. And so, the problem of collective memory extends far beyond Confederate memorials. Removing memorials to white supremacy in the United States is not simply a matter of knocking down statues of Robert E. Lee. It’s relatively easy for some to see the Confederate flag as an emblem of hatred and white supremacy. But slavery, lynchings, Jim Crow, mass incarceration and centuries of systematic racism all happened under the star-spangled banner…”

Read the rest: http://www.theroot.com/to-be-clear-white-supremacy-is-the-foundation-of-our-c-1797990783


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