Are Confederate Heritage haters smarter than a ninth grader?
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Ummmmmm, no, they're not. Via Newsplex.com:
"CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- A high school student in Charlottesville has started a petition to remove the Robert E. Lee statue from Lee Park in the downtown part of Charlottesville.
Some members of the Charlottesville City Council think it's a good idea, and the petition has already gotten more than 200 supporters.
"I feel like anything that I feel passionate about, I'm going to be brave and do what I can to make a change," said high school student Zyhana Bryant.
The determined ninth grader at Charlottesville High School started a petition to remove the Robert E. Lee statue from Lee Park., which she says is something she's been thinking of doing for quite a while.
"I realize that there had been a lot of controversy about the statue in the past, particularly with councilwoman Kristin Szakos, and I kind of feel like the timing wasn't the best maybe as far as what was going on in the General Assembly last year in 2015," said Bryant. "And I thought that now was the better opportunity to make a change."
In the petition, Bryant says the statue makes her and her peers feel uncomfortable, that it's very offensive. For that reason, they don't visit the park.
"We're not trying to erase history. That's not what we're trying to do, and I think people are also trying to misinterpret what we are trying to do, what we are trying to do is make it more welcoming," she said."
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Restoring the honor!