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Let's take it back from Haters and Hollywood

We need to “bind up the nation’s wounds” (to quote Abraham Lincoln) but it won’t be done by tearing down Confederate flags, pulling down monuments, and even digging up Confederate graves.

Our country, America, needs healing from the racial divide that has existed since before the Civil War. We need to stop thinking in terms of black and white!
They say that the victors get to write the history. As an African-American raised in New York City, what I was taught about the Civil War in school seems to me to be simplistic and cherry-picked. The people, the issues, the emotions, and the motivations were far more complex than: “North = Good Liberators; South = Evil Slaveowners.”

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