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Confederate parks & statues draven 5 kids; Florida 724 posts
7th Feb '13

http://news.yahoo.com/confederate-past-uproar-over-changing-park-names-140222348.html



What do you think. About time or sweeping history under the rug?

That Elise Girl TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Orange County, CA, United States 2957 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting draven:" http://news.yahoo.com/confederate-past-uproar-over-changing-park-names-140222348.html What do you think. About time or sweeping history under the rug?"



IMO. I say don't erase history. It's always going to be there...

That Elise Girl TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Orange County, CA, United States 2957 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting That Elise Girl
Juliette 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Olive Branch, MS, United States 3015 posts
7th Feb '13

Its just causing too much of an uproar. They should just leave it. I'm not excited about the kkk protesting in Memphis. Blah.

r a b b i t ™ Somewhere, US, United States 27547 posts
7th Feb '13

I think it's sweeping history under the rug.
It's fucking ridiculous they want to rename Confederate and Jefferson Davis Parks. I guess I can understand renaming Forrest Park though. I'm very proud of my southern roots, but I have always thought badly of the KKK who Nathan Forrest had significant ties with. I've had a few friends name their little boys Nathan Forrest or Forrest Nathan and it just makes me embarassed for their kids, lol. He WAS a great member of the Confederate army, but that's often overshadowed by his history with the KKK :lol:

r a b b i t ™ Somewhere, US, United States 27547 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Juliette:" Its just causing too much of an uproar. They should just leave it. I'm not excited about the kkk protesting in Memphis. Blah."


I'm sure that rally will make some headlines, lol.
The KKK alway manage to make themselves look like a bunch of stupid hillbilly bullies.

That Elise Girl TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Orange County, CA, United States 2957 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Rabbit
That Elise Girl TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Orange County, CA, United States 2957 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting That Elise Girl
Juliette 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Olive Branch, MS, United States 3015 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting That Elise Girl

That Elise Girl TTC since Oct 2014; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Orange County, CA, United States 2957 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Juliette:" <blockquote><b>Quoting That Elise Girl
r a b b i t ™ Somewhere, US, United States 27547 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting That Elise Girl
emerald01 1 child; Oregon 3943 posts
7th Feb '13

I say its best to leave it but I understand why some would want to change it. It's making them into heroes, but for a lot people they were the enemy.

Juliette 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Olive Branch, MS, United States 3015 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting emerald01:</b>" I say its best to leave it but I understand why some would want to change it. It's making them into heroes, but for a lot people they were the enemy. "</blockquote>



Even the black people they were interviewing on the news said to just leave it. There are much bigger problems in Memphis than names of Parks. Haha.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
8th Feb '13

They should changed it merely because of Forrest's very public association with the Klan.



That park probably doesn't feel very welcoming if you know history... unless you're white.

Juliette 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Olive Branch, MS, United States 3015 posts
8th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SAFFY