DECONSTRUCTION 

The debate over renaming Forrest Park rages on with one side claiming that Confederate history is still history while the other shouts, "Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate." The only equitable solution is to return to the days of Jim Crow with two separate entrances to the park. A gate at the southernmost entrance should read, "This-Guy-Was-My-Grandpa Park," while the northernmost gate would be marked, "This-Guy-Lynched-My-Grandpa Park." Nathan Bedford Forrest's statue and tomb could easily be converted into a communal public toilet and water fountain. Eastern and western entrances might easily be marked, "Welcome to the Dirty South." Plante: How It Looks

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