Canceling The Confederacy

After the senseless killing of George Floyd, my hometown of Richmond, Virginia, former capital of the Confederacy, found itself in the national spotlight with the resurgence of BLM protests and debates over Confederate statues. I’ve long supported the removal of these blatant symbols of white supremacy as they not only uphold the tenets of systematic racism, but give undeserved glory to men who were ultimately traitors to this country.