Twelve Memorials that Must Be Removed if Democrats Are Serious About Erasing Racism

If Democrats seeking the removal of historical memorials tied to racist history are serious, they should be tripping over one another to get in front of a camera and call for the removal of memorials and namesakes to Presidents Andrew Johnson, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and Sen. Robert C Byrd.

These five men had two things in common–all had a penchant for racism to one degree or another, and all were Democrats.

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  • canminuteman

    This has nothing to do with racism. It is about provoking a violent reaction to make the country ungovernable.

  • Frances

    I have heard that Robert E Lee (Confederate) freed his slaves before the war, although I have not been able to confirm this. However, there is also a story out that General Sherman (Union) also owned slaves at various times whenever he lived in the south, also that General Ulysses Grant (also Union) had at least one slave. So it seems that both sides are tainted.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    “We cannot escape history,” said Abraham Lincoln.

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  • simus1

    Texas racist Lyndon Johnson got JFK’s moribund civil rights legislation legacy through congress courtesy of massive GOP support plus that of DemocRats of the non Dixiecrat faction. He was a nasty man who did good things with the vilest of motives. His biggest mistakes involved believing the bullshitting experts in the military and elsewhere who promised success in Vietnam despite massive foreign policy constraints once they had Johnson’s blank cheque in hand.

    • Rez Zircon

      On Air Force One, President Johnson was discussing his proposed civil rights bill with two governors. Explaining why it was so important to him, MacMillan remembers that LBJ said it was simple: “I’ll have them niggers voting Democratic for two hundred years.”

      from Ronald Kessler’s book THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL (tales from the Secret Service agents who protect the White House)

      • canminuteman

        So far, he’s been as good as his word.