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These monuments purposefully celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy, ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement, and the terror that it actually stood for.feedback
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May 23 2017 Slavery
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Three weeks ago we began the process of removing statues erected to honor the 'Lost Cause of the Confederacy'. This morning we continue our march to reconciliation by removing the Jefferson Davis Confederate statue from its pedestal of reverence.feedback

These monuments have stood not as historic or educational markers of our legacy of slavery and segregation, but in celebration of it. I believe we must remember all of our history, but we need not revere it. To literally put the Confederacy on a pedestal in some of our most prominent public places is not only an inaccurate reflection of our past, it is an affront to our present, and a bad prescription for our future. We should not be afraid to confront and reconcile our past.feedback

The removal of these statues sends a clear and unequivocal message to the people of New Orleans and the nation: New Orleans celebrates our diversity, inclusion and tolerance.feedback

The time surely comes when must and will be heard. Members of the council, that day is today. The Confederacy, you see, was on the wrong side of history and humanity.feedback

These statues are an aberration in terms of what New Orleans has been and what New Orleans wants to be.feedback

As we began to rebuild our city and think again about who we were and what we were, these monuments popped just right up. And (we) said why do we have monuments that are revering the Confederacy right in the heart of the most prominent places in the city – in places of reverence. The thing that makes New Orleans really wonderful and beautiful that everybody experiences when you get here and that is our diversity. That's the gift that New Orleans has given to the rest of the country and these statues are an aberration.feedback

Give us clarity about what you think a sanctuary city is, which we don't have now. The question then gets to be constitutionally how long we can hold that individual without a warrant.feedback

We can remember these divisive chapters in our history in a museum or other facility where they can be put in context – and that's where these statues belong.feedback

We will no longer allow the Confederacy to literally be put on a pedestal in the heart of our city.feedback

Relocating these Confederate monuments is not about taking something away from someone else. This is not about politics, it's not about blame, it's not about retaliation. This is not a naive quest to solve all of our problems at once.feedback

There's a better way to use the property these monuments are on and a way that better reflects who we are.feedback

The statue was put up to honor the killing of police officers by white supremacists. Of the four that we will move, this statue is perhaps the most blatant affront to the values that make America and New Orleans strong today. All of what we will do in the next days will be designed to make sure that we protect everybody, that the workers are safe, the folks around the monuments are safe and that nobody gets hurt.feedback

There's a better way to use the property these monuments are on and a way that better reflects who we are. All of what we will do in the next days will be designed to make sure that we protect everybody, that the workers are safe, the folks around the monuments are safe and that nobody gets hurt. The monuments are an aberration. They're actually a denial of our history and they were done in a time when people who still controlled the Confederacy were in charge of this city and it only represents a four-year period in our 1000-year march to where we are today.feedback

We've had individuals who have made really bad decisions today that have really caused serious damage and consequences to a lot of citizens.feedback

I am hoping that in some sense the strength of these families will help the city find peace in our future.feedback

It is unfortunate that New Orleans has had to relive this dark chapter in our city's history, and I hope that the decision today will allow us to finally turn the page and begin to heal. Police misconduct and abuse will not be tolerated.feedback

What we're witnessing right now is really an engineering miracle. So many of us for so long wanted to make sure our homes and our lives were protected by creating a levee system.feedback

There were hundreds of people there – and somebody saw something.feedback

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