Confederate Statues and Symbols

How does removing confederate statues help us pursue racial reconciliation?

“The very existence of the confederacy is to preserve a heritage of hate. Leaving them up is giving us a fictionalized, sanitized, and white washed history.”

Jemar Tisby is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism. His writings have been featured on CNN, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. He is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Mississippi and the founder and president of The Witness a Black Christian Collective. His forthcoming book is called How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey toward Racial Justice.

Follow him on Twitter @JemarTisby.

September 27, 2020