Yes you are! Awesome suggestions! This is exactly what I’m talking about! We need to hear these things!
I’ve been waiting to hear from a bonafide Southerner on the topic (hint, hint Steve McGrath) — then I thought I had with you, and I was like Yes!
Then I realized, you’re a yank just like me. We’re just visitors still even though we’ve been here for years and years. We see the situation through different lenses, and I actually feel empathetic towards these Southerners, because, when it comes to race they’re really stuck in an uncomfortable spot, and have been in the same spot for well over a century.
And so, last year when I heard about the decisions to take some of the confederate monuments down, (and in South Carolina no less!) I knew we were in for a real bumpy ride.
I’m so glad you’re doing the work. I’d love it if you would do an article on it for Crossing the Colorlines.