"Last week, a group of about 60 professors petitioned the White House, asking the first black U.S. president to break tradition and not memorialize military members from the Confederacy, the group of Southern states that supported slavery."
"The Arlington Confederate Monument is a denial of the wrong committed against African-Americans by slave owners, Confederates and neo-Confederates, through the monument's denial of slavery as the cause of secession and its holding up of Confederates as heroes," the petitioners said. "This implies that the humanity of Africans and African-Americans is of no significance."
The White House ignored the request.
Complete Story here.
Some of you have no doubt been following this "controversy" stirred up by leftists in academia, one of whom was none other than admitted terrorist, Bill Ayers. Throwing in with Ayers was Civil War historian James McPherson. How foolish and petty these folks now appear.
The childish prank apparently had no purpose other than to cause divisiveness and the politicization of history and Memorial Day. Professor McPherson has egg on his face, and rightly so.
Let's not forget this any time soon. President Obama did the right thing in honoring all veterans. Thank you Mr. President.