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CONFEDERATE STATUES ARE FALLING, NOT ECONOMIC RACISM!!!

Julianne Malveaux is an economist, author, and Founder of Economic Education. Her podcast, “It’s Personal with Dr. J” is available on iTunes. Her latest book “Are We Better Off: Race, Obama and public policy is available via amazon.com

August 21, 2017

           

 By Julianne Malveaux  

           Cheers to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, one of the first mayors to take Confederate statues down and to make the strong point that these statues represent nothing but oppression.  (Watch his May speech at http://www.marketwatch.com/story/watch-new-orleans-mayor-mitch-land...) More cheers to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh who had statues removed in the dead of night to avoid Charlottesville-type confrontations between racist white supremacists (also known as “good people” according to 45) and those who oppose them.  And though he does little that I agree with, in the interest of equal praise, I must lift up Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, who had the statue of Roger Taney removed from the Maryland state house.  Taney was an especially vile racist who authored the Dred Scott decision in 1857.  He wrote that Black people had no rights that whites were bound to respect, and provided justification for enslavement even as many in the rest of the nation were clamoring against the unjust institution.

 

            As the statues are falling, economic racism is not fading.  African Americans still earn just 60 percent of what whites earn.  We have just 7 percent of the wealth that whites have.  We have double the unemployment rates.  Even with equal incomes, we find it more challenging to get mortgages or other access to capital.  And our economic rights are being challenged every day

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Comment by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on August 28, 2017 at 3:01pm
Streamed live on May 19, 2017

On Friday, May 19, 2017, Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivered an address about the City of New Orleans’ efforts to remove monuments that prominently celebrate the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy.” The statues were erected decades after the Civil War to celebrate the “Cult of the Lost Cause,” a movement recognized across the South as celebrating and promoting white supremacy.




There are four prominent monuments in question. The Battle of Liberty Place monument was erected by the Crescent City White League to remember the deadly insurrection led by white supremacists against the City’s racially integrated police department and government. The Jefferson Davis statue on Jefferson Davis Parkway, the P.G.T. Beauregard equestrian statue on Esplanade Avenue at the entrance to City Park, and the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Circle.


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Comment by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on August 28, 2017 at 3:57pm
  1. Ava DuVernay made a film about the historic events of that date.
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