Due to an unfortunate accident, a statue in Demopolis, Ala. dedicated to the town’s fallen Confederate soldiers was toppled. The white and black populations of the town are now divided over the fate of the statue, an issue that never existed before. The town plans to replace it with another monument, a controversial decision that the state might overturn anyways.
- Damaged Confederate Statue in Demopalis, Alabama causes a stir and brings to the surface deep seeded issues on race relations.
- News spreads fast as tensions rise as conspiracy and speculation points towards the law enforcement officer who as an African American.
- All of this galvanizes the city, splitting it down the middle: one side white and the other side black, as to weather to repair the statue or replace the statue.
“The car and statue were removed quickly. As a consequence, few pictures circulated on social media, an Orwellian turn that unintentionally fueled speculation.”