Stone Mountain Carving: A Symbol of White Supremacy Which Should Be Removed?

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    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” is a famous quote attributed to George Santayana; but it has been misquoted over the years as “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” If Richard Rose has it his way, the famous carving on the face of Stone Mountain would be sandblasted into history. The president of the Atlanta branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People — more popularly known as the NAACP, which is a civil rights group representing black people — believes that what is considered to be the largest high relief sculpture in the world represents three men who enacted “laws that institutionalized economic oppression and denied educational opportunities, equal treatment under the law and voting rights to the descendants of the stolen Africans”, according to... The post Stone Mountain Carving: A Symbol of White Supremacy Which Should Be Removed? appeared first on The Gate.

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