APRIL 11, 2020 _RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed more of this year's high-profile legislation, including a bill that gives localities permission to remove Confederate monuments. SB 183 and HB 1537 overturn Virginian's prohibition on the removal of Confederate war memorials. "Starting July 1, localities will have the ability to remove, relocate, or contextualize the monuments in their communities," Northam said in a statement. "Virginia is home to more than 220 public memorials to the Confederacy." Northam stated his initiative is “to advance historic justice, a movement dedicated to telling an inclusive history that accurately reflects the experiences of all people and communities”
Inclusive? All people? So how is this accomplished by destroying the many southerners’ beloved memorials? Are Southerners not included now? If one wishes to tell a whole story why not make more memorials and tell the whole story, don’t try to rewrite history by destroying monuments.