The divisive topic is being debated in many cities and towns across the country.
(AllHipHop News) The taking down of Confederate monuments and statues in public spaces has become a controversial issue across America.
This past weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia ignited during a neo-Nazi/white supremacist rally in opposition of the removal of a sculpture of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
Prophets of Rage members Chuck D (Public Enemy) and Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) spoke with The Young Turks about the topic.
“From the minute they started putting the casing into the statue, my feeling is just eradicate that,” said Chuck. “The fact that it stands up is like holding on to ‘this is what we have left to remind you that you ain’t sh*t.'”
The iconic rapper also addressed Donald Trump’s questionable response to the events in Charlottesville.
“There are reasons for why [the white supremacists] act the way they wanna act right now. It’s backed by somebody in the White House that might say, ‘The fault’s on both sides.’ What the f*ck are you saying dude?”
Baltimore, New Orleans, Brooklyn, Austin, Jacksonville, Lexington, D.C., Louisville, St. Louis, Dallas, and other cities have removed Confederate monuments, in the process of doing so, or considering doing so.