Not Erasing History

14 07 2015

Here’s a letter a wrote to the paper, about the confederate flag and an effort to rename Lake Calhoun. Yes, I’m an old letter-to-the-editor writing curmudgeon, but at least I did it on my phone! Points? No? Oh well…

Changing the name of a lake or taking down a flag is not the same as erasing history. Those historical figures and symbols are still in our books, museums, and school curricula. Our society has come a long way over the years; it only makes sense that the people and symbols we choose to honor would change.

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