Remove Confederate Monument
There has been much controversy around the nation, state, and our local community concerning the removal of Confederate monuments. While these monuments are being removed across the country, it’s time for the one in Robeson County to be removed also. Sign PetitionSign Petition
While some say these monuments are a part of history and heritage, others see them as representations of oppression, division, and racism. Therefore, our county officials should be concerned about what this monument represents to all the people of Robeson County.
First, our county court house should be a place of “justice for all.” However, this monument sends a message that our court house is not a place of “just for all.” This message must stop.
Secondly, “there's a direct relationship between symbols and systems,” says David Adjaye, chief architect of the Smithsonian Museum for African American History in Washington DC. He goes on to say, “We ignore the power of symbols to our peril.”
Therefore, Confederate monuments are not mere memorials that represent the past, they are symbols that seek to preserve an unjust system to oppress the people, not only for today, but for future generations.
We must not allow this monument to remain. It’s time for action. Please, sign this petition to send a message to our County Commissioners. “Remove The Monument Now!”