Trump Collecting Information on People Deemed “Threatening” to Confederate Monuments

-A +A
0

[Trump\Confederate Monuments]
SPLC: “President Trump continues to abuse the powers of the Executive Branch. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now being weaponized against communities seeking to remove Confederate monuments from their public spaces.'
Photo: YouTube

SPLC Action Fund Chief of Staff Lecia Brooks released the following statement in response to guidance aligned with President Trump’s executive order, which allows collection of personal information and monitoring of social media posts to protect Confederate symbols.

“President Trump continues to abuse the powers of the Executive Branch. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now being weaponized against communities seeking to remove Confederate monuments from their public spaces.

“The DHS was not created to be a president’s personal watchdog or used to infringe on citizens’ privacy and First Amendment rights.

“Protecting monuments and iconography that glorify traitors to the United States who fought to keep Black people enslaved reveal just how low President Trump will go to defend white supremacist culture.”

The SPLC does not support erasing history, nor the defacing and/or destruction of any historic artifact. Learn about Confederate symbols on public land in the SPLC’s “Whose Heritage?” report.

In 2018, the SPLC released an updated version of its Whose Heritage? report, identifying nearly 1,800 Confederate monuments, parks, schools, state holidays and other symbols of the Confederacy in public spaces across the South and the nation.

Also Check Out...

Get fresh with True Laundry Detergent and join the movement today!
Get America's Best-Selling
voting-rights organizations Wednesday urged a federal appeals court to reject part of a controversial Florida elections law
Voting-Rights Group: Florida'
A diversity report found the NBA posting nearly across-the-board gains in hiring of minorities and women
NBA Diversity Study Finds Job
Advocates for Justice Paralegal School announced “Foreclosure Defense Lawsuit DIY Online Course,”
Foreclosure Defense Group Offering
August is National Black Business Month
How To Support Black-Owned
Walker has agreed to debate incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock Oct. 14 in Savannah.
Herschel Walker To Debate Raphael