Alabama’s Amplification of the Legacy of Jefferson David

In an era largely defined by police brutality — and murder — targeting the Black community, why are we not holding states like Alabama accountable for glorifying confederate era figureheads who fought for racist ideals?

I remember the first time I actually walked the steps leading up to the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery. I was a bit surprised to see one of the statues so prominently featured outside was of Jefferson Davis — former president of the confederacy. This was on December 25, 2018 — Christmas Day — and despite us being…