James Crawford

A defaced Confederate monument

“No right way to tear down oppressive systems”: the risks of toppling Confederate monuments

BY: - April 17, 2023

[Note: This report has been updated to include a statement from Gov. Roy Cooper’s office.] Jeremy Collins didn’t know where he was going to get one, but he needed a crane. It was June 2020, a month after George Floyd’s murder. Collins’s boss, Gov. Roy Cooper, had just ordered the removal of three Confederate monuments […]