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Frank Reflections: White Supremacy is monumental in scope and statuary

BY FRANK ERICKSON

White Supremacy is an amazing thing!  Why was Robert E. Lee a free man after the Civil War?

He took up arms against the United States government and killed over 100,000 American, yet he is treated like a rock star and is emboldened with statues all over the South.

We now have eight Somali-American men from Minneapolis who tried to do the exact same thing that Confederate General Robert E. Lee did: take up arms against the United States government on a battlefield, albeit in Syria, although they never succeeded as did he.

They never got to the battlefield! They never killed anyone! How, then, do they get decades in prison and Robert E, Lee gets monuments erected to honor him?

Imagine if Robert E. Lee was black!

Frank Erickson is a Neighborhood resident.

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