Lee-Jackson Day is a Lost CauseOh, really?
... the public display of the Confederate flag is in full retreat in the South....you should fully expect these calls (to remove Confederate symbols and commemorations) to increase in the next few years, along with decisions that reflect the South’s changing demographic...
Kevin Levin, Civil War Memory blog
Pensacola has a changing demographic, and is home to a lot of people from elsewhere, especially military retirees. So what does that mean for Confederate heritage here?
...there is a strong desire to identify with our culture.
Along with the confederate (sic) flag, the county also decided to take down the French, British and Spanish Flags. Commissioner Grover Robinson says as soon as the county made that decision, he started getting a lot of complaints.
“(They said,) ‘you took down Spanish, the British, you took down the French, why did you that?’” Robinson said. “It’s part of our history, it’s our culture and there’s a strong desire to identify with our culture.”
Kevin Levin has a blog that documents his years-long, extreme bias against Confederate history and heritage. He teaches at a school for Jewish kids in Boston, Massachusetts. (That really qualifies him as an expert on Pensacola and other Southern cities, don't it?)
Grover Robinson (http://www.pensapedia.com/wiki/Grover_Robinson_IV) is a 7th generation Pensacolian and a County Commissioner since 2006. He knows this community and its people.
Who do you think I'm gonna believe? Kevin Levin or Grover Robinson?