Think About This Before Tearing Down That Robert E. Lee Statue

Tower Center Associate Chris Jenks wrote an op-ed discussing the recent surge in proposals to remove Robert E. Lee statues in cities all across the U.S.

Jenks writes that the context of each individual Confederate memorial needs to be considered. Not all ships, barracks, and forts named for Confederate soldiers were intended to promote racist beliefs, but many were named because of the reunification efforts of ex-Confederate soldiers.

“One size does not fit all,” he wrote.

Read his essay in Newsweek here.

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Karly Hanson

Karly Hanson is the Communications Coordinator for the SMU Tower Center. She graduated from SMU in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and international studies.