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Every Confederate statue must come down — not because of what they are, because of why they are

Every single Confederate statue in America should come down. As soon as possible. It's not because of what they are, it's because of why they are. These statues were not erected to depict the truth of the Civil War, but rather to serve as everlasting symbols of white supremacy.  I spoke on Thursday with one of America's preeminent Civil War  historians, Eric Foner, the author of  ' Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863 - 1877.
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