The raging battle over Confederate monuments speaks to a past and a heritage that just won’t die. The remnants of enslavement and degradation of African-Americans in America casts a long shadow and reminds us of what some call our ongoing cold Civil War. Connor Towne O’Neill in his must read book, ‘Down Along with That Devil’s Bones’, illustrates the many ways in which our society is still dominated by issue of race. He examines the legacy of white supremacy and its many overt and hidden manifestations. He does it with an awakening as a man raised in the North yet transplanted to the South.
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