‘Do We Stand For The Confederacy?’

April 1, 2021

Editor, The News-Gazette:

Public streets should honor causes the public believes in today

If the city of Lexington wants to honor the Confederacy, we should keep public streets named after the men made famous by risking their lives for it.

If the city of Lexington wants to honor violent acts of war against our nation, we should keep public streets named after that war.

If the city of Lexington wants to honor anti-Black racism and pro-slavery atrocities, we should keep public streets named after the people who were willing to die rather than give up their right to commit those racist atrocities.

If those causes are not in line with the values the city of Lexington espouses today, we should update our street names.

Do we, or do we not, stand for the Confederacy today?

JEFF SWIFT

Lexington

The News-Gazette

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