The Confederate flag has become a hot topic in social justice in America. Confederate Monuments are all over the country, and cities are seeing them broken down, removed, or the threat of their removal. Kennesaw, Georgia, is just northwest of Atlanta, and their City Council wants the state to empower them to decide what to do. There are many who believe that cities need to do the right thing and tear these statues down, but other places are resisting. Kennesaw is one such place where the city council wants to hold onto is bigoted heritage as long as possible.

They voted quickly

The city council voted quickly to ensure that they could push their measure through, and only one person voted against the measure. It is clear that the city is clinging to their monuments so that they are not forced by the state government to do something, but their fear is unfounded. The mayor of Baltimore had their statues removed because they knew it was the right thing to do. Someone who is fighting for the right to decide when to remove the statues is giving themselves a bad look.

They have a museum

There is a museum in downtown Kennesaw that is dedicated to the great train robbery where Union soldiers stole a train that was to be used for Confederate resources. The museum is not a glorifying of the Confederacy as a whole, but it does not denounce the Confederacy at the same time.

Kennesaw has so much history wrapped up in the Civil War that they cannot let go, and there is a mountain nearby where a major battle of the Civil War occurred. Getting away from the Civil War would be helpful for the town, but they are not in a position to do such a thing. They know that the community may be upset, but the end for the monuments is near.

Time is short

Time is short for the monuments around America, and it is quite important to remember that all cities will be forced to deal with this. Kennesaw cannot avoid what will come to their doorstep when they have not removed the monuments, and they must understand that there are African-American citizens in their town who are offended by these monuments.

The black community has not felt safe speaking out against this because of the backlash, and they have been proven right. Stone Mountain on the other side of Atlanta sports carvings of Confederate heroes, but the mountain overlooks a predominantly-African-American community. Cities such as Kennesaw must review their motives where monuments are concerned.