Sandblasting the Past: The Confederate Carving at Stone Mountain

Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis straddle their horses in a carving 400 feet above Stone Mountain, home to laser light shows, kiddy rides, and a population that is 75 percent black. Following the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, rallying cries to bring the famous Confederate monument crashing down have intensified. … Continue reading Sandblasting the Past: The Confederate Carving at Stone Mountain

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Identity politics breeds identity politics

You’re tribalists, collectivists. You believe that people are defined by the color of their skin, that their identities are wrapped up in the nationalities of their ancestors, that some are worthier – of speech, of freedom, of life – than others, not based merit but on birth. Notice that the above statement applies to both … Continue reading Identity politics breeds identity politics