Antiracism Educator Questions Celebrating Lee Statue Removal 156 Years After Civil War

The Robert E. Lee statue removal sign is a that the right wing fringe is ultimately losing the culture wars, despite current battles over mask mandates, vaccines, voting rights, and abortion access, Joy Reid asserts. Her panel joins The ReidOut to discuss how Democrats can use their current power to secure more tangible wins, as these battles are far from over.
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  1. Put up a statue of the late great abolitionist, John Brown and his devout sons.

    Google, or YouTube him if you’re unfamiliar. Great American.

  2. As a born and bred Virginian, this makes me happy. Richmond needed to remove this stain on the city. We know what Lee fought for, for slavery.

    1. @Gabe Dudley conservatives created the kkk..the same conservatives that called themselfs talibans..conservatives like the ones that sent jesus to death my friend is on the wrong side of history 🙃

    2. @Gabe Dudley you’re not black ( I am ). You don’t really care about black people ( I do ). You are either thick, calloused or just an ignorant bigot

    3. @Señor Sanchez⛧ read a history book sanchez. Democrats created the kkk, jim crow, owned slaves, created segregation, created the confederacy, created japanese camps during ww2, killed mlk, killed lincoln. First black republican senator 1870. First black democrat senator 1993. Who is Robert Byrd? A former kkk leader. Both biden and clinton said he was a mentor and spoke at his funeral. I can go on but surely you get the point. Larry Elder was attacked and had eggs thrown at him by a mob of white liberals yesterday. Are you these people? Are you a racist like this? If not you need to stop supporting it.

    4. @Mr Denson dont tell me what i care about. Actions speak the truth. Dont be getting played like a fool by these slave owners. You better wake up

    5. Slavery. Like the Native American people who were enslaved by the Northern States while they fought to free the black slaves? And keep in mind that the Native American slaves remained as slaves well after the freeing of the Black slaves. Hypocrites.

  3. “My own feelings, which had been quite jubilant on the receipt of his letter, were sad and depressed. I felt like anything rather than rejoicing at the downfall of a foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse.”

    –Ulysses S. Grant, on Lee’s surrender

    “Whatever may have been my political opinions before, I have but one sentiment now: that is, we have a government, and laws, and a flag, and they must all be sustained. There are but two parties now: traitors and patriots. And I want hereafter to be ranked with the latter.”

    —Ulysses S. Grant

    “The great bulk of the legal voters of the South were men who owned no slaves; their homes were generally in the hills and poor country; their facilities for educating their children, even up to the point of reading and writing, were very limited; their interest in the contest was very meagre–what there was, if they had been capable of seeing it, was with the North; they too needed emancipation. Under the old regime they were looked down upon by those who controlled all the affairs in the interest of slave-owners, as poor WhiteTrash who were allowed the ballot so long as they “cast it according to direction.”

    –Ulysses S. Grant

  4. Maybe the Germans needed a statue to General Rommel because Rommel finally figured out Adolf Hitler was an EVIL man! Rommel and a few other German Generals did try to take out Hitler! They were almost successful with a exploding briefcase in Hitler’s bunker!

    1. Exactly Rommel was a real dam man.. Fought for his soldiers didn’t even wanna be apart of the crap Hitler started and they did try to take him out..

    1. And all those who blindly follow them thinking they have common cause and they will be rewarded for their unquestioning loyalty.

    2. Here we are thinking “secret cabals” were responsible for jfk and martin luther king, when it was probably these f-ckers the whole time 😒

    1. @Michael Eco And when you make a racist thing a political thing i can tell you watch to much of this fake news lol.. Fight there politcal war for them and say Bahhhhh while you do it..

    2. @Soul Warrior There is such a thing as antiracism. You can be for racism, like you are, or you can be against racism- antiracism. It’s very simple. Same goes for fascism.

      {“If you believe you are better than another race cause of the color of your skin then YOU ARE THE RACIST ONE..”

      Sure, Soul. Or if you think you should deserve more rights and privileges because of your skin color, like you do, then you’re the racist one. As for me, I judge people based on the content of their character.

    1. @Morne Diablo so what, we are supposed to read and absorb your comments, despite the fact you ignore ours, because after being born in America, we didn’t immediately destroy the stature that was placed before we were born?

      I see one commenter messaging “hate,” on a video that celebrates the removal of a hate symbol. It suggests the author has an issue with “hate,” is unable to identify that issue and transposes the issue to an easily identifiable concept, simultaneously addressing hate while ignoring one’s obsession with it.

      Brushing off their own racism, with a “ya whatever” comment. As if it does not matter how many good people a nation holds, the guys that put up the Robert E Lee statue, insured the entire nation would be “hateful.”

      Ok we got your number. Here’s a “ya whatever,” back at you, troll.

    2. @Morne Diablo they’re a**holes. If they knew what hate was, they wouldnt be posting stuff on the comment section and say thier vile s**t where we can see them.

    3. @Rick Keller a country of happiness would be where a statue of George Washington Carver the inventor of peanut butter among other great inventions would stand as pride not only to US but to the world

    1. No, not exactly. if you were correct, then nothing would have changed in the last 150 years… which is clearly not the case.

    2. @Tessmage Tessera sometimes they hold the power, sometimes they skulk in the background with festering thoughts that they can’t enact, when they get hold of power they crawl from under the rocks and make their presence known , theyre here every generation

    3. @Tessmage Tessera its a ceaseless quest , just when we forget that the nasty exists it smacks us around the head and reminds us that it is part of the human condition, the more we progress the stronger their rearguard retaliation is, they despise all that is good unless they can attach themselves to it to drain it dry.

  5. Lee did two things that had a positive impact on the USA. He said that no monuments should be raised to the rebels of the confederacy and lost the civil war.

    1. It was those in power who pursued Jim Crows laws that put these up, as a way to remind the former slaves who was in charge

    2. @Scott Manerez do you know the difference between the Taliban and Texas Republicans? The Taliban makes you wear a mask.

    3. Lee resided in northern VA, just miles from the dividing line, north/south. He was a West Point graduate and born leader, adulated by his troops. His biggest mistake was: taking the job that Jefferson Davis offered: head of the Confederate Army. If he had made a wiser decision, he would have likely been head of the Northern Army, and the war would have been over, months after it started, and tens of thousands of healthy young men wouldn’t have died.

    1. “Winston Smith” is a paid troll who gets paid everytime someone engages it. It’s barely a one month old account; typical of trolling accounts. Don’t engage it – starve the troll so it gets a real job. 👍

    2. their upset of the removal of history probably something you never learned in school while being brainwashed to be a communist…good job championing china

    1. @Milton Bradley So? Unlike the professional propagandists on this site, I have a different opinion. Attack the person, not the argument. Am I right, sheep?

    2. @Winston Smith Asking you a benign question is an “attack”? And based entirely on me just asking that question and being nowhere near as active on MSNBC YouTube comments sections as you are you think I’M “the sheep”? 🤨


  6. CRITICAL RACE THEORY: Disneyland America is the America everyone wants to believe in.
    Then on their way home while waiting at a bus stop they get hit with a hammer for being Asian American.
    Then on their way home they jay walked across the street and were shot by police for being Black American.
    Then at school they were upset that history included all races and they are Pink American.

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