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Statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis To Be Taken Down at UT

It is, horribly, not particularly noteworthy to see another Confederate statue or monument being taken down, but the “University of Texas” warrants some attention for its feeble attempt at diplomacy via an eloquent exercise in doublespeak.

As UT President Gregory Fenves (Email: fenves@utexas.edu / Phone: (512) 232-3300) explained his decision to remove Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ Statue from the campus’ South Mall, he pointed out that “Davis had few ties to Texas”, an interesting position considering Davis’ leadership of the country that Texas was a part of from 1861 – 1865. But sure, why would Texas want to adopt some Southern Congressman who only ever spent a few days of their lives in Texas while fighting in the Mexican-American War? Davy Crockett–Wait, I mean… Jefferson Davis is rightly not considered a Texan.

When greeting the first Texas Volunteers that arrived to support the Confederacy, Davis proclaimed “The troops of the other states have their reputations to gain, The sons of the Alamo have theirs to maintain.” It is sad to see their grandsons seeking to throw it away.


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December 31 at 7:00pm
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