What CBS11 Viewers Say About The Removal Of Robert E. Lee Statue In Dallas

Matt Yurus | Digital Anchor

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – CBS 11 News digital team asked followers what they thought about the Dallas City Council’s decision to remove the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Park.

Eighty-one percent of voters disagreed with the decision to remove the statue. Of the remaining 19 percent, 11 percent agreed with the decision and 8 percent did not care either way. Those results are virtually the exact opposite of the city council’s vote on the matter. More on that in a moment. Let’s first take a look at some of the people’s comments.

Dallas City Council approved the removal of the statue in a 13 to 1 vote. Councilwoman Sandy Greyson was that one no vote. Councilman Rickey Callahan abstained, the remaining 13, again, voted in favor of the statue’s removal.

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  1. What a shame that those of us who refuse to patronize Facebook (who accepted Russian rubles in payment for fake ads during the election season) cannot participate in a local poll on this issue. I’m 4th generation Texan, born in Dallas 68 yrs ago, and I enthusiastically agree with the city’s decision to remove the Lee statue. It’s time. Past time. If I were an African American, I would be heartsick every time I walked or drove by this prominent reminder that this man fought to enslave my ancestors. To those who complain about “forgetting history” if these Jim Crow era monuments are removed, I remind them that there are such things as books to remind us about the events and participants in the Civil War.

    Our country should follow the example of Germany, who does not tolerate displays or symbols of Nazism, and who aggressively teach their children about the evils their leaders in history promoted.

    Monuments? We should glorify those who promote inclusion and real accomplishment, not those who literally sought to enslave and divide us.

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