This is post racial America…..Remember all the fuss about the massacre in Charleston, SC at a black church where 9 people were killed by a young white teenager too young to even know about the struggles of Americans, black and white who lived in the South. The news kind of ended with calls to remove symbols some say are associated with racism, like the confederate flag….remember?? This is what happened in New Orleans regarding that bit of news.
New Orleans City Council approval of a measure that would take down four Confederate monuments in the city prompted a local chapter of a neo-Confederate group, along with a few preservations groups, to file a complaint halting the removal. The city has agreed to not remove the statutes until after the initial round of proceedings
At Thursday’s hearing, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier seemed skeptical of the challengers’ arguments as to why a preliminary injunction should be placed on the removal the statues, The Advocate reported.
“I went back and read your legal memorandum at least five times and I don’t even understand your argument,” Barbier said, according to The Advocate. “Usually I understand an argument even if I don’t agree with it.”
He said planned to issue a written decision in the near future, according to The Advocate.