Monumental Progress...what next?

On Thursday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the imminent removal of a monumental equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond. Northam said, "In Virginia we no longer teach a false version of history...and in 2020 we can no longer honor a system that was based on the buying and selling of enslaved people...It was wrong then, and it is wrong now." Northam made the announcement amidst national and international protests demanding racial justice following the murder of George Floyd by four Minneapolis policemen. But what made it possible was the action of voters who elected a Democratic majority in the Virginia General Assembly last November. Earlier this year, both houses of the V

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