"Please, finally, petition the legislature to remove Davis's name from these Arlington roadways -- and keep at it even if it requires multiple efforts. It is way past time to do so."
I have received no reply from the County Board. My guess is there will be the same timidity about riling up the Confederate defenders who will draw fury from their bottomless well of victimhood. When my letter circulated on some local message boards, it did prompt a number of hostile responses (as well as some supportive comments).
But history should tell us that a grave injustice that is not confronted -- that is allowed to lie dormant while its perpetrators nurse their imaginary grievances -- will resurface in a myriad of ugly and destructive ways. It is best, albeit difficult, to take on the injustice and demand accountability.
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