DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ARKANSAS REJECTS CONTINUED PRESENCE OF CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS ON PUBLIC GROUNDS
LITTLE ROCK, AR – On Thursday, the Democratic Party of Arkansas denounced the continued display of Confederate monuments on public grounds.
From the Democratic Party of Arkansas:
“The time has come for these symbols of our past to be placed in museums and privately owned spaces rather than to continue to occupy public lands.
Monuments are symbols and symbols can sometimes have meanings that are not unilaterally shared across communities. Objects that romanticize the darkest days of our history do not belong on taxpayer-funded public grounds.
Our nation was built on values of inclusion and free speech and it is incumbent upon us to always strive for a more perfect union. We can do this by filling our public spaces with new symbols of everything we hope to be rather than what we once were.”