The majority of black Americans are opposed to removing Confederate statues. Stop laughing; it’s true – according to a recent Marist poll conducted by NPR and PBS News Hour. The results of the survey showed that 44% of blacks believe that the monuments should remain. 40% believe the statues should come down while 11% say they are unsure. In a completely unrelated event, the Southern Poverty Law Center has just labeled 44% of black Americans as a “hate group.”
The poll was conducted on Monday and Tuesday, just days after the incident in Charlottesville, VA where a 32-year old woman was killed at a white supremacist rally. The event was held to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.