But Not Their Memory

A friend asked, “Why cannot the South bury its history which divides it from uniting with people today?”

There is much talk about our need to understand the views of people different than ourselves. This is the view of a white Christian sinful male from the South:

We bury our dead, but not their memory. And we cannot unite with friends made today by dividing with family born yesterday; lest our own offspring do the same to their fathers and mothers tomorrow. 

Where we sinned, we will admit it before God and with his help try to right it, but not to the slandering and division and destruction of ourselves or our families. We will render the shirts off our backs and the sweat of our brows, but not the wombs that bore us or the children on our knees. 

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