University of Texas in Austin removing statues tied to confederacy
The University of Texas in Austin's President is moving four statues tied to Confederacy because of events earlier this month in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In a statement Greg Fenves President of UT-Austin said:
"Last week, the horrific displays of hatred at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville shocked and saddened the nation, These events make it clear, now more than ever, those Confederate monuments have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism."
There has been a growing concern amongst politicians across the country to "do away" with anything having to do with Confederacy because of its racist ties. Those in favor of keeping such statues around the country say it reminds them of their heritage.
Those in favor of keeping such tributes around the country say it reminds them of their heritage.
Of the four statues being removed, the one of Robert E. Lee will be transferred to a History Center on UT's campus. Lee, who historically led the Confederate Army's pro slavery during the Civil War of 1865.
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