Today the State of Virginia, at long last, and not without the sacrifice and efforts of people of good will, removed the mounted statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from its plinth in the state’s capital of Richmond.
Reginald Braithwaite linked to a scan of DuBois’ short, biographical entry on the slave states’ war leader on Twitter, and I find it describes too many of our Governors and Senators today.
“It is the punishment of the South that its Robert Lees and Jefferson Davises will always be tall, handsome and well born. That their courage will be physical and not moral. That their leadership will be weak compliance with public opinion and never costly and unswerving revolt for justice and right.” — W.E.B. DuBois
Keep punching fascists, folks.