Charlottesville: The Loss of Innocence

Charlottesville: a small city of 50,000 people in the heart of Virginia. A city whose name invoked a mental slideshow of the picturesque Shenandoah mountains, the eager spirit of the University of Virginia, and the quaint, historic atmosphere of Monticello.

That array of images has been replaced in most of our minds by a new collage.

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Confederate Statues: Heritage or Hate?

First, and foremost, slavery and racism are despicable, deserving our utmost condemnation. However, I believe that the tearing down of Confederate statues is an historical injustice rooted in a lack of understanding about a complex event. To discern the fate of the statues, we must look at the historical record of the Civil War.

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