Controversy regarding the removal of Confederate monuments? (L-C)
The entire purpose of Confederate monuments is to commemorate racial supremacy. According to a Stanford historian, Controversies over Confederate monuments and memorials are part of an overdue racial reckoning in USA. In addition to the fact that Confederate Memorials glorify violent racism and violence against African Americans, they reinforce racial stereotypes that are used still today to denigrate civil rights activists and Black Lives Matter supporters as terrorists. The move by Stanford University’s Board of Trustees to remove a statue of a Confederate soldier from its campus was in keeping with the progressive political movement spearheaded by Black Lives Matter and Students for Justice in Palestine (Gåddie, & Evans, 2021).
The school’s board is mostly White, and most of them are Green Party members or Socialists who support the removal of Confederate statues because they believe this is what “progressives” want. That is the state of Stanford University, a mainly White institution located in the rich Silicon Valley enclave, where leftist propaganda is used to manipulate students into accepting that the statues must come down because they give off an “uncomfortable feeling” and are part of a “segregationist legacy” (With these racist markers in place, there can be no peace, 2022)
The hypocrisy is that many of Stanford University’s history professors who give lectures on Nazi Germany and its attempts to exterminate Jewish people are themselves Jewish. But many Jews were not killed by Nazis. They were largely spared, so they can safely teach classes on how millions were murdered. And how did they get that way? By no-platforming critics of their narrative (Gåddie, & Evans, 2021). At a recent Students for Justice in Palestine rally, a speaker complained that “anti-Semitism is rampant” on college campuses across the USA. But, of course, it’s not rampant at Stanford University and others like it, where Jewish students are shielded from criticisms of their policies and culture. This whole charade is done purposefully to attract donations to Jewish causes.
Gåddie, K., & Evans, J. J. (2021). A Systems Approach to Understanding Community Power in the Debate over Confederate Monuments. Social Science Quarterly, 102(3), 1128-1150.
With these racist markers in place, there can be no peace. (2022). Retrieved 4 February 2022, from https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/01/opinions/confederate-monuments-george-floyd-protests-history-cox/index.html