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Mayor calls for replacement of Robert E. Lee to reflect "who we are today, as a people"

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; At the very end of a ceremony this morning celebrating the one-year anniversary of Welcome Table New Orleans, a forum on race and a division of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation , Mayor Mitch Landrieu dragged a folding ...

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Mayor calls for replacement of Robert E. Lee to reflect "who we are today, as a people"


At the very end of a ceremony this morning celebrating the one-year anniversary of Welcome Table New Orleans, a forum on race and a division of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, Mayor Mitch Landrieu dragged a folding chair to the lip of the stage at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre and followed a dozen anecdotes about the history of race in New Orleans with a hypothetical story.*

"I began to envision myself as an African-American man driving down the street with my little girl behind me, approaching Lee Circle," the mayor said. "And her saying, 'Hey daddy, that's a really nice statue, what is that?? [ Read more ]

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