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SC Politicians seeking to celebrate the racial diversity of the Confederate Army are getting push-back from both sides.

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 ...two Republican lawmakers want to erect a new monument at the South Carolina statehouse—to African-Americans who fought for the Confederacy. It’s not surprising that they’re running into opposition from historians, who say almost no blacks chose to take up arms for the South. But the project is also at odds with the efforts of white nationalists who, for different reasons, want to ensure the Confederacy is remembered as a white supremacist project.

...Civil war historians counter that the vast majority of blacks who served in the Confederacy were slaves working as cooks, servants, laborers. A very small number, some historians say, did serve as armed soldiers, but only because they were forced into doing so. They argue the myth of blacks volunteering as soldiers is designed to obfuscate the reality that slavery was the root cause of the conflict.

...“Hardcore white supremacists want to step back and say, ‘Look, the Confederacy was racist, their goal was the preservation of white supremacy and slavery. And they’re actually the ones who are on solid historical ground; they’re the ones that are cutting through the myth.”

In a 2017 blog post, white nationalist Brad Griffin decried so-called “Rainbow Confederates” who engage in “deceptive historical revisionism.” Another leading white nationalist, Matthew Heimbach, has written that the focus on non-white soldiers obscures the fact that the Confederate army believed in maintaining “the superiority of the White race in all affairs.”

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Making up history to counter real history gets complicated.This happens frequently when it comes to race.

 

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Doubleplusgood!

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White Inferioritacy.   Please hurry! 

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When the white supremacists who hate blacks so much they don't believe they were in the confederacy and the white supremacists who hate blacks so much they believe they were willingly in the confederacy are fighting, just let them go at it.

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12 hours ago, Calamari said:

When the white supremacists who hate blacks so much they don't believe they were in the confederacy and the white supremacists who hate blacks so much they believe they were willingly in the confederacy are fighting, just let them go at it.

Uh what? LOL.

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21 minutes ago, com6063 said:

Uh what? LOL.

Serious grammar issues there.  I think I get what it meant, but who knows.  

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Right over your heads, but you poor dears aren't the intended audience.

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3 hours ago, Calamari said:

Right over your heads, but you poor dears aren't the intended audience.

Wouldn't you want to reach as much of your "audience" as you can? Writing in coherent and logical sentences would help in that endeavor, if you so choose.

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Exactly, that is why I have no problem reaching those people.

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Racists are always looking for ways to justify their racism.

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16 hours ago, hst2 said:

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Making up history to counter real history gets complicated.This happens frequently when it comes to race.

 

Yep racists have been making up history for years. They make up history for one goal and one goal only and that is to make themselves "appear" superior.

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16 hours ago, Calamari said:

When the white supremacists who hate blacks so much they don't believe they were in the confederacy and the white supremacists who hate blacks so much they believe they were willingly in the confederacy are fighting, just let them go at it.

Good one!

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10 hours ago, Calamari said:

Exactly, that is why I have no problem reaching those people.

Who are "those people?"

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3 hours ago, EgyptKang said:

Racists are always looking for ways to justify their racism.

Sir, this is a disgusting display but you are a poor spokesperson for civil rights. 

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Still wondering who "those people" are? Any response?

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