Duke University Removes Robert E. Lee Statue

In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, the defaced Gen. Robert E. Lee statue, center, stands at the Duke Chapel in Durham, N.C. Duke Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday, Aug. 19, days after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy.

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  • Jfolk

    The Duke president calls the removal of statues part of a ” public debate”. It is not a debate, it is becoming a mandate, a dictate, by those who wish to ignore the history of this country and impose their ideas upon the rest of us by force. To ignore history, and its lessons, condemns us to repeat it. I doubt if those hoodlums defacing statues has ever learned such a concept. There are lessons that can be learned from the lives of the individuals depicted by those statues and the times in which they lived.

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