Dishonorable | Richmond Free Press


Hanky-heads.

Accommodationists.

Those are the best words to describe the Monument Avenue Commission and their weak-kneed recommendations that will do little to move Richmond beyond the continuing grasp of Confederate sympathizers.

The multiracial, 10-person panel of academics, City Council members, arts people and community members appointed by Mayor Levar M. Stoney had a real opportunity to move Richmond from under the pall cast by the grandiose Monument Avenue statues that grossly honor racist, white supremacists who turned against the U.S. government and spilled the blood of thousands in order to keep black people in human bondage.

But the commission blew it.

Instead of recommending the Confederate statues’ removal, the commission kowtowed to bigoted interests that have proven…

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