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Tearing Down The Structures – And The Systems – That Keep Racism Alive

Last week, the culturally rich, beautifully eccentric ? but deeply Southern ? city of New Orleans began taking down monuments of the Confederacy. Angry protestors swarmed the sites of the takedowns. Workers hired to do the deed were forced to wear flak jackets and identity-concealing scarves for their own protection. Every crane company in the region with equipment big enough to remove heavy monuments is said to have received threats.
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