Saturday, July 1, 2017

AP - Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson street names cause uproar in NYC - How bout 'Sky-High Black Crime Highway' or 'Black-on-White Rape Road'? --tma

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two of the Confederate Army's best-known leaders have streets named for them in a place not normally associated with the Southern side of the Civil War - New York City. Now some elected officials are trying to undo it.

They say it's high time Stonewall Jackson Drive and General Lee Avenue in Brooklyn are renamed, pushing to join a number of Southern cities that have removed or are considering taking down Confederate statues and other memorials in public places. ...