Race war In Memphis over Confederate Statues

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Confederate Statue Memphis

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"Because what you're doing here today is the bad actions of someone who brought arms against their nation and fought against our country, committed treason, then was a proven war criminal, and was slave trader," said Tennessee Democrat Bo Mitchell 

A racial war is going on in Tennessee. The city of Memphis is up in arms after lawmakers found a loophole that would allow the city to sell the parks to a local nonprofit when then removed and stored the statues. predominantly African American city, is now being retaliated against from the state level. The white male (Republican) lawmakers decided to snatch away $250,000 from Memphis that was earmarked for the city’s bicentennial celebration in 2019. 

One lawmaker compared the African American (Democrat) lawmakers to ISIS, saying removing the statues was like erasing history. 

Antonio Parkinson a Memphis Representative said of the state level response, it is racist and the negative response was due “because we removed your God from our grounds.”

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