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Published on Thursday, August 31, 2017

Councilwoman Viagran’s statement on the relocation of the confederate statue at Travis Park

CONTACT: Susy Romero, (210) 207-7066

susy.romero@sanantonio.gov

SAN ANTONIO (August 31, 2017) — “In the last month the country has been both as divided and united as ever in recent memory. We have witnessed intimidation, violence, and murder, all in the name of protecting statues and ideologies of oppression. Then, just weeks later, we saw unity and an outpouring of compassion in catastrophic circumstances right here in Texas.  

America’s history is a complicated story that requires nuance and context. I posit that our heritage and our culture are not static like a statue. We have an opportunity to change the narrative to include a more compassionate and respectful perspective. The confederate monument must be relocated and placed in an environment where it no longer glorifies of our past oppression. We cannot continue to tolerate ignorance and hatred masquerading as heritage.

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Author: Cambri Ensminger (GPA)

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