Op-Ed: Learn from the Past, But Don’t Glorify It

This note is written in response to Jim Diehl and Ben Trittipoe’s letter “Learn from the Past Through Inclusive, Informed Dialogue.” It also addresses the Rev. Larry Thompson’s opinion piece “Unfounded.” It is right and just to ensure we are inclusive of all past history so that we can learn and grow from mistakes. For the record, I disagree with the SCV’s attempted glorification of the Confederacy and its misdirected and untruthful letter of Jan. 2. I also disagree with Rev. Larry Thompson’s perspective of racism.

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