The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided that New Orleans can finally remove the confederate monuments around the city. This has been an ongoing issue for some time now. I remember in high school discussing the cost of taking these down and the effects these monuments have around the city. I understand why people live/swear by these monuments and the confederate flag. It represents history. Its represents a culture, ancestry, history of a what makes the south The South.
Unfortunately, that history and culture did not pan out too well for some other people. Understand that when I see that flag, I know that I am un-welcomed/ not wanted. I see that history in the flag/monuments and it’s a reminder of what may have been a happy time for some people, yet a time of heartbreak, terror, and complete humiliation for others. The monuments represent a divisive time in the city’s history. New Orleans is not that city any more. We don’t need that reminder.