confederate history month up for grabs

April 7, 2010

Alright, let us get this straight. Virginia Governor (Republican Bob McDonnell) has issued a proclamation declaring April ‘Confederate History Month’, angering Virginia NAACP & Legislative Black Caucus, and other civil rights leaders. Granted, the official declaration only talks about ‘understanding’ and ‘remembering’ this part of US History (you know, the part where some White Southerners fought to secede from the Union and uphold slavery). But knowing that the declaration was requested by the sons of confederate veterans, we can’t help but saying: WTF?! McDonnell says his intent is to honor the sacrifice on Virginia soil and promote tourism. Yeah… What do you all think?
– Lou C-D

More info: CNN

Original AP post and comments can be found here