by Larry Smith
The deadly weekend violence in Virginia sparked by a white nationalist rally in support of a Confederate memorial is alarming for more reasons than one.
According to the New York Times, the racist Daily Stormer neo-Nazi website has been calling 2017 the “Summer of Hate" in the United States, and identifying Charlottesville as ground zero.
But overlooking this more tangible threat to America’s liberal democracy (which we love so much), many Bahamians have taken to social media to argue over the pros and cons of removing historical statues from public places.
That’s because the Charlottesville violence flowed from a decision by that city's governing council to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a public park, where it had been installed in 1924.