Confronting racism and racist symbols in Virginia and beyond

2020 Freedom and Learning Forum: a conversation around the power of symbols, statues, and race in 21st century America, Dr. Wendi Manuel-Scott, Martha Rollins, Hon. Levar Stoney, and Dr. Wes Bellamy. Photo by: Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney said Monday that communities with Confederate monuments need to have blunt conversations about racism.

“Every community has to find their voice in this conversation,” Stoney said. He said communities with Confederate monuments have options in facing their racist history, including providing context, removing them and enacting monuments to African American heroes.

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