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Jimmu

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Submitted a 7500 word report tonight which felt great to finish off. Gotta record and upload a video presentation and finish another assignment this weekend. After that I've got one more exam and one more assignment + presentation to do before the end of the semester on June 14th. Can't wait for the break.
 

Rubik

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This past Christmas my uncle gave me his framed painting of General Robert E. Lee (the confederate general during the American civil war) on his horse, Traveller. I hung it up in my bedroom but my mom has been somewhat vocal about her not liking it. She’s clearly uncomfortable with it but I don’t want to hide, for lack of a better term, from my southern heritage.
I can understand wanting to preserve something of historical and sentimental value, but it's also important to keep in mind that the Confederacy was not a good thing and they were motivated primarily by a desire to preserve the slave trade.

I don't think it's wrong to want to honor your heritage, but I feel like there's a responsibility to try to acknowledge that the Confederacy isn't something it's okay to look at with blind admiration.

I know I'm just some random guy on the internet and my opinion doesn't really matter much here, but I do think displaying a painting like that should only be done if you can do it in a way that makes it clear that you don't condone what they did or what they believed, even if you might have some sort of cultural heritage that relates you to them.

TL;DR: Maybe hang a bigger, cooler painting of Ulysses S. Grant or MLK next to it or something. (:
 

Dizzi

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Really concerned about the state of this country and the future. I'd love the money to put it all behind me and beneath me.
So would i! cant go out cuz transplantee so low immune system...
 

thePlinko

What’s the character limit on this? Aksnfiskwjfjsk
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One of my closest friends had to go to the hospital the other day for 2nd degree burns on his face after a blast furnace blew up in his back yard.
 

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