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But why aren't UVA and the Washington Monument considered in the mix if we are speaking about the context of the times? Names are being changed and monuments are torn down for the mere fact of the namesakes owned slaves. If those are indeed the qualifications required for cancelation, the…

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But Mr. Morrison specifically stated the they were gone. I was merely pointing out they aren't.[innocent]

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Right, we agree, BHG that rape and abuse of women is wrong, and so was slavery. My point is that you cannot excuse some folks in history for owning slaves while excoriating others. So, folks can either stop this nonsense with renaming select places, or be prepared for the scorched earth p…

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Last time I checked, Uncle Ben's rice was still sold in stores, as well as Mrs. Butterworth's and Aunt Jemima products.

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The issue is why are we so willing to extend precious resources to outsiders when those resources could be better utilized by the folks that are already here. How can we help outsiders when we can't seem to be bothered to help our own first?

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Not talking about Idaho. I'm talking about slaveholders in the North, Thomas Jefferson who fathered children with slaves and owned slaves, and George Washington who also owned slaves. History. Don't deflect with something else.

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While I wholeheartedly agree with you that people who harm animals should be severely punished, you are basing your argument on emotion rather than thought. Humans are held in higher regard by the law than our animal friends, thus the lesser penalties. However, unborn babies are also held…

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So by that train of thinking, you're saying it's okay that they owned slaves and fathered children by slaves. Remember, the North also had slaves, Spock.

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Has UVA decided to dump it's relationship with Thomas Jefferson, who owned slaves and fathered children by them? Will the Washington Monument be changed or torn down because George Washington owned slaves? This nonsense needs to stop.

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I would say those who paid in advance but were turned away are due a prompt refund and apology from the festival.