This confederate monument controversy is the epitome of virtue signaling. Everyone gets to posture their moral supremacy while doing nothing to solve relevant problems like black unemployment, violence, dropout rate, poverty, single family homes, and health concerns.
If removing these statues would sooth race relations most of us would do it tomorrow. But few of us doubt this would placate the social justice warriors. Our history is a sum of our virtues and sins. Christopher Columbus statues are now under fire. Shouldn’t we take down every statue without a headdress?
The progressive social justice warriors must have dragons to slay, and they will forever target smaller and smaller dragons until they turn on themselves.