Confederate monuments in several cities are besieged by protesters who want them destroyed. White supremacists are also showing up to “defend their heritage.”

Here’s hoping they start circling Mount Rushmore in South Dakota where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln & Theodore Roosevelt are etched in stone. Why Lincoln when he led the civil war against slavery? Because he also led the wars of extermination against Indians. Confronting these monuments is about confronting the lies of US history & charting a course for America that does not whitewash or glorify racism & white supremacism.