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They abolished slavery, but Confederates were smart. They got seats in Congress and wrote ambiguous laws for systemic racism that, to this day, is hard to detect, And those that can't say Black Lives Matter is ignorant to the fact or racist. But Black people know the truth.

They abolished slavery, but Confederates were smart. They got seats in Congress and wrote ambiguous laws for systemic racism that, to this day, is hard to detect, And those that can't say Black Lives Matter is ignorant to the fact or racist. But Black people know the truth.

good morning - loved being part of this project, Racist monuments reimagined. Giving overlooked Black Americans their due where monuments to confederates & slaveholders have been taken down. Learned a lot too :)

WH's McEnany on changing military base names named after Confederates: The bases are known for the heroes within it, the great Americans -- black, white, Hispanic, of every race -- who have died on behalf of this great country.

US House to vote on legislation to rid the US Capitol of statues of Confederates and a bust of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, who authored the Dred Scott decision that said Black people couldn’t be citizens.

US House to vote on legislation to rid the US Capitol of statues of Confederates and a bust of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, who authored the Dred Scott decision that said Black people couldn’t be citizens.

Team Momentum@Medium  is tracking the removal of all the statues that commemorate colonizers, racists and confederates. Momentum is a blog about the fight to specifically dismantle anti-Black racism. Find our racist momument tracker here.

10/(As an aside, America had the chance to do something similar for Black Americans during and after the Civil War, if we had given Black Americans property and full and equal rights after the end of slavery. We passed up that chance and catered to ex-Confederates instead.)

Trump defends Confederates & echoes segregationists. Now he's rallying in Tulsa, where more than 200 Black residents were massacred 99 years ago. When he leaves, we need to keep talking about what happened there - and what justice requires.

Letters to the Editor: Many Black soldiers train at bases named for racist Confederates. That's unacceptable

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One of the most influential race riots of the Reconstruction era took place #OTD  in New Orleans, LA. The race riots erupted during the Louisiana Constitutional Convention when mayor John T. Monroe & a group of ex-confederates blocked 130 Black residents from participating.

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Neo-Confederates in the Civil Rights era needed to claim black soldiers—so they made them up.

Neo-Confederates in the Civil Rights era needed to claim black soldiers—so they made them up.

The White House urges you to consider humanity on “both sides” for nazis and confederates, but not black NFL players

The “black confederates” myth reaches another level of farce as SC lawmakers try to build a monument to black confederate soldiers who never existed

Right now, Black is airing Glory. Black soldiers fighting for the promise of America against Confederates. Well done, Starz.

Historic black cemeteries seeking the same support Virginia gives Confederates

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