Watched a portion of the series, "Blood and Glory: The Civil War" on the History Channel.
White Historians, White History teachers---high school and college, White Authors, White Genealogists, White Historical Societies, and your Garden Variety Racists have this ongoing Incestuous Love Affair with the Civil War.
First of all, NO WAR is honorable and the Civil War was certainly far from "Glorious."
It is really a damn shame that more than 157 years after this racist war, we still talk about the Civil War and teach about it like the Terrorist Confederacy Government and its Confederacy Army were somehow honorable. They were treasonous traitors and scoundrels given an amnesty by racist President Andrew Johnson who was a slavery supporter, and a Confederacy sympathizer.
These same Civil War lovers and apologists always exclude the fact that the real reason this dastardly racist war was fought was SLAVERY!
Racism in America started with America's original sin, White supremacy and slavery, aided and abetted by the White Christian church, then and now.
The American Institution of Racism is a product of Slavery. Racism in America is also aided and abetted by these same historians etc who claim the Southern Heritage Lie because their White Privilege allow them to say it and get away with it. Racism is as American as Apple Pie.
Some of America's illegal racist violence has been replaced with legal racist violence, which is used by militarized police departments, and justified in the courts and in the Racist "Injustice" System. This all started with Slavery.
Overt racism is still around, and it is just as ugly today as it was many many decades ago. America is a perpetually Racist country and because it is, I reserve the right to "criticize America perpetually." Thank you for those words, James Baldwin.
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Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.