Confederate memorials are being locations at a quicker tempo than they’re being eliminated, in accordance with a examine by the Southern Poverty Legislation Heart.
There are 1,740 monuments, place names, symbols and holidays devoted to the Confederacy in 2018, which is 237 greater than there have been in 2016, per USA As we speak.
The report comes out nearly a 12 months for the reason that lethal Unite the Proper rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, 2017, that left one lady useless and scores injured after White supremacists and protesters clashed on the street.
For the reason that rally, which started as a result of the town of Charlottesville voted to take away statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, round 75 Confederate memorials have been eliminated or renamed from states reminiscent of New York, Tennessee and Montana.
The report additionally claims that 44 Confederate memorials have been erected since 2001.
Legal guidelines in seven states within the south prohibit cities from enacting their very own laws to take away historic memorials, USA As we speak report.