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Rhiannon Jones

Doctoral student, University of Toronto

Rhiannon Jones is a PhD student in History at the University of Toronto. She is currently based in Austin.

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Take down all statues commemorating slaveholders

Progressives who make exceptions for Washington over Lee — both of whom participated wholly in the system of slavery even if only one of them had the opportunity to go to war in defense of the institution — is to my mind entirely bizarre. It is as though we might separate the “good” slaveholders from the “bad” slaveholders. Can there be such a thing as a good slaveholder?