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Mitch Landrieu’s speech on race was one for the ages

By Robert Mann New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu last week (May 19) delivered one of the most honest speeches on race I’ve ever heard from a white Southern politician. I know, that’s not saying much. It’s a low bar Landrieu … Continue reading

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Are Louisiana House members Monuments Men or Confederate fanboys?

By Robert Mann Let us consider Louisiana’s Monuments Men. I don’t mean the intrepid Allied team that protected valuable pieces of art and other artifacts from the Nazis during World War II. As the book (and the 2014 movie) of … Continue reading

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Can Confederate symbols be separated from history?

By Matt Higgins “However expressive, symbols can never be the things they stand for.” – Aldous Huxley The recent controversy surrounding New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s plan to remove four monuments dedicated to Confederate figures and events has sparked a rowdy … Continue reading

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