Limited Michigan town to keep monument to both sides

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"South soldier"? Odd terminology. I wasn't familiar with this monument, which depicts both sides in the Civil War.

Michigan town to keep statue of Black child, South soldier​


https://www.yahoo.com/news/michigan-town-keep-statue-black-144113308.html?.tsrc=fp_deeplink

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Leaders in a western Michigan community have voted to keep a statue of Confederate and Union Civil War soldiers with a Black child kneeling between them.​
The Allendale Township board voted 5-2 Monday, despite a recommendation from a group that the statue be replaced by one with Union soldiers who are Black, Native American and white.​
“It’s been made very clear to me that the majority of our residents wish for the Civil War statue to remain in the garden of honor,” said Jody Hansen, township clerk and board member.​
 
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"South soldier"? Odd terminology. I wasn't familiar with this monument, which depicts both sides in the Civil War.

Michigan town to keep statue of Black child, South soldier​


https://www.yahoo.com/news/michigan-town-keep-statue-black-144113308.html?.tsrc=fp_deeplink

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Leaders in a western Michigan community have voted to keep a statue of Confederate and Union Civil War soldiers with a Black child kneeling between them.​
The Allendale Township board voted 5-2 Monday, despite a recommendation from a group that the statue be replaced by one with Union soldiers who are Black, Native American and white.​
“It’s been made very clear to me that the majority of our residents wish for the Civil War statue to remain in the garden of honor,” said Jody Hansen, township clerk and board member.​
Ummm isn't a black kneeling supposed to be racist? Wasn't that the argument about the emancipation monument?

It's odd this article talks about the Union representation, but not the kneeling black
 
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