But America can’t wait around for the South to voluntarily offer up their icons for erasure. It will never come. Or it will come too late. America can’t wait for the South to say: “Here are our statues and flags. We don’t want them any more. We shouldn’t herald this aspect of our past any longer.” This will never come.
15 Theses About Confederate Iconography
Berny Belvedere

I completely disagree on this one point in an otherwise excellent write up. Southerners ARE voluntarily removing the statues. Just yesterday Gainesville, Florida took down the statue of Robert E. Lee from their town square quietly and w/o pomp or protest. The city council voted to remove it after hearing from the community and refused to name a date for removal, thus avoiding the firestorm Charlottesville received.