Confederate Flag Syndrome in hyper-drive.
BALTIMORE – Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is asking for a special commission to review Baltimore’s Confederate statues and historical assets.
The commission will review of Confederate-era statues in the city to make recommendations for “their future in Baltimore.”
The Mayor said in statement that she believes the review will lead to a more “reasoned approach to these Confederate-era monuments” rather than just taking them down.
“A special commission, under the guidance and direction of CHAP and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, will take the time to thoroughly research the background and significance of each of these items and make a recommendation that recognizes and respects the history that we need future generations to understand,” the Mayor states.
A recommendation will be made in six months. (read more)