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Baltimore Didn’t Waste Any Time! Confederate Statutes REMOVED In The Middle Of The Night + Lady Gaga Ask Blacks How To Fight Racism

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Baltimore said "Forget this!" They took their Confederate statues down with the quickness. Deets inside…

 

B-More officials swooped in like a thief in the night and scooped up several Confederate statues around 3 AM, likely to avoid a repeat of the deadly violence that went down in Charlottesville over the weekend. They also likely weren't trying to have a repeat of the riots that took place following the death of Freddie Gray.

The city had been planning to remove them, but after seeing all of the racist terrorism that invaded Charlottesville, Baltimore made moves fast.

A statue of Supreme Court Chief Roger Taney was taken down from its location in the Mount Vernon Place neighborhood, followed by monuments of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas. J. "Stonewall" Jackson, the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, and the Confederate Women's Monument.

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Quick history lesson: Former chief justice Roger Taney is famously known for the Dred Scott Decision, the 1857 Supreme Court ruling that said black people were not considered American citizens and the federal government couldn’t regulate slavery.

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There has been controversy over whether the statues across the nation should be taken down. Some feel the statues represent Southern history and heritage, while others feel like they’re racist symbols glorifying a side that lost its desire to maintain slavery.

Peep a clip of the statues being taken away below:

 

After the major move, people rejoiced: 

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Other cities and states across the nation are also trying to figure out what to do with their statues. On Monday, protesters in Durham, NC took matters into their own hands and yanked down a Confederate statue.

 

It’s unclear what the city of Baltimore will do with the removed statues at this time.

On social media...

 

Lady Gaga has joined the conversation and she’s asking black people what can white people do to help the country. Umm…

Can she not round up the whites and figure this ish out themselves?  Folks seem to figure out plenty of other things amongst themselves.

"Insecure" star Amanda Seales served up the perfect response:

 

 

 

 

Thoughts?

 

Photos: @AlecMacGillis


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