The Robert E. Lee statue has become a tourist attraction of sorts. Dozens of people were coming and going this afternoon when Laura and I walked by. Cars were driving around the traffic circle and passengers were waving Black Lives Matter signs out their windows. As much as I personally hate seeing the statues desecrated — I admire the honor, self-sacrifice and martial valor of the men being celebrated, not the cause they fought for — I have to say that it was moving to see African-American families come to gaze upon what they regard as a monument to their oppression and listen to them explaining to their little ones the meaning of it all.
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