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Confederate monuments about hate, not heritage, says scholars

White nationalists have now “attached themselves like albatrosses” to the Confederate monument issue Yesterday, as much of the nation was grappling with the aftermath of the violent demonstrations at a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a group of protestors in Durham, North Carolina decided to take action. A few among the crowd at an impromptu rally removed a 15-foot-tall granite-and-bronze Confederate monument that stood in front of the Durham County Courthouse.
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