First of all I don’t comment on re-enactments or commemorations involving re-enactors because it’s just not my thing. But it does seem to me that those people are adding something and not taking away.Do you write something similar every time you see some Confederate commemoration being recounted on this site? How about when there is a Civil War reenactment? If a Catholic university changes the name of a campus site, what does that have to do with the murder rate in St. Louis? Are you suggesting that they stop doing anything else until they get better gun control? Perhaps the school should suspend classes so the students and staff can work full-time on the crime/poverty/violence issue.
And yes, removing anything Confederate is sold as something that will make folks feel better about themselves and in return perform better. That’s not working out so well in Memphis, New Orleans and in my city, Dallas, where murders this year are at a 25 year high. Removing the Lee statue was supposed to be salve on the old wounds but so far not so much.