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Does Taking Down Monuments Erase History?

We hear this a lot. Taking down confederate monuments is “erasing history,” or “sanitizing history,” or “destroying history.” Let’s put that phony claim where it belongs–in the trash. 1,928 more words

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A Monumental Purpose

So what was the purpose of these confederate monuments? Certainly one purpose is to simply commemorate sacrifices made by soldiers from a local community. But many of them have an ulterior purpose. 1,395 more words

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The A level results are out!

Students and teachers in Merton maintained schools are celebrating a set of A level results which are above the national average.

In a year which has seen some significant changes nationally, the proportion of A*-E grades achieved by Merton students was 99%, above the national percentage of 98%. 338 more words

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Racism, Supremacy, & Terrorism

The events of the past week—Charlottesville & Barcelona—should break our hearts and drive us to our knees. They should motivate us to repent of our pride and arrogance and beg God to pour out his Spirit and send revival. 525 more words


A Letter From Stonewall Jackson's Great Great Grandsons

This letter was published by Slate:

Dear Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and members of the Monument Avenue Commission,

We are native Richmonders and also the great, great grandsons of Stonewall Jackson. 853 more words

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"A Monumental Problem"

I’ve discovered a great new podcast and show on NPR called “1A,” which takes its name from the First Amendment.

You can find their website… 680 more words

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