Religious Studies professor Jalane Schmidt was intereviewed by the Washington Post about the recent removal of a Confederate statue located near the site of the violent 2017 Unite the Right rally. “The state is saying in an official way, ‘We reject this symbol,’ ” Professor Schmidt says, as quoted in the article. “It can’t be written off as the vigilante action of just a few.”
Read the article here.
Professor Schmidt has also written a column for the Richmond Times-Dispatch on the recent removal of “Johnny Reb,” a mass-produced cast bronze life-size Confederate soldier statue that guarded Virginia’s Albemarle County courthouse for 111 years: Seller beware — The moral risks of hazardous statue disposal.
See also Professor Schmidt's interview by Charlottesville Tomorrow on "what Biden and Harris could learn from #charlottesville since unite the right."