The Lost Cause: Another loss for Heritage in Baltimore...
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From the reports conclusion:
"Today, careful stewardship of our historic and cultural resources is essential to a vibrant, dynamic Baltimore. Monuments are part of the City of Baltimore’s history and culture and help define our diverse neighborhoods. Each generation adds to, redefines and shapes the communities in which we live. This process has invariably shaped and reshapes our understanding of the past and creates our current vision of Baltimore. This report is a culmination of that process and a product of this generation’s vision of a just and equitable Baltimore.
One hundred years ago, the City of Baltimore was one of many jurisdictions that adopted laws and policies that re-established white supremacy and racial segregation. This racist vision was implemented in innumerable ways, such as Baltimore’s segregation ordinances, deed covenants, and Jim Crow policies that led to deep inequity in school budgets, infrastructure improvements, transportation, and access to public spaces and amenities. The monuments studied by this Commission were yet another tool used to glorify white supremacy and that vision is indefensible today. This report provides recommendations on how to address these monuments that are beautiful works of art, historical artifacts, but also propaganda. "
Sorry racists, but the rest of America is moving on without you. We don't need you here, so why don't you start looking for a new piece of land to steal? You can read read the entire report here.
Tom Petty - Time To Move On
Restoring the honor!