Professors: Offensive Monuments Cause ‘Psychological Harm’ for Minority Students

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Three professors at the University of Tennessee claimed that offensive monuments and memorials, such as memorials paying homage to the Confederacy in the American Civil War, cause “psychological harm” for minority students.

 

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  1. Terry Washington

    November 8, 2017 8:24 am

    Bearing in mind that many of these monuments to Confederate leaders(be they Jefferson Davis or Robert E. Lee) or soldiers were erected NOT in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War but at the turn of the late 19th and early 20th century(at a time when Jim Crow began to tighten its grip on the South), one wonders why they were erected save for any other reasons for African Americans and other persons of colour to”know your place”??? Also it is at least arguable that Jefferson Davis and Robert E.Lee were committing treason in taking up arms against their fellow citizens and the duly constituted government of their country!

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