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Tearing Down Racist Statues Doesn’t Mean We’ve Torn Down Racism

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As a nation, what are we rejecting when we fight to remove Confederate statues? And what do we amplify when we refuse to take them down? Connor Towne O’Neill, journalist, producer on the NPR podcast White Lies, teacher at Auburn University and with the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the battle over monuments reveals racism is baked into the very mold of America. His book focusing on Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest is called “Down Along With That Devil’s Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy.”