Take 'Em Down NOLA calls for widespread removal, renaming of 'symbols of White Supremacy'
A little more than two weeks after a federal appeals court ruling that cleared the way for removal of the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at Lee Circle and three other monuments related to the Confederacy, Take 'Em Down NOLA, the grassroots group that has fought for the monuments' removal, is calling for the city to expand its plans.
New Orleanians should not be satisfied with the removal of the four monuments, and instead push for a much more widespread clearance of monuments, street names, school names and other tributes to those tied to white supremacy, leaders of Take 'Em Down NOLA told a crowd of supporters during a Thursday night (March 23) meeting at Cafe Istanbul in the Marigny.
"If we are serious about taking down these white-supremacist monuments, then we need to take them all down," said Malcolm Suber, a coordinator for the group. "This is just a partial victory."