The New Orleans Mayor claims that the confederate Civil war monuments caused a lot of their best and brightest to move out of the city.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is in the middle of removing all confederate Civil war monuments from his city. Contractors wore helmets and bulletproof vests in the middle of the night to begin removing the monuments, starting with Liberty Monument and ending with the removal of the Robert E. Lee monument. The mayor says that these monuments have caused a “great migration” out of the city.
“But I will say this for people that are interested in the cost,” Landrieu said. “The cultural and economic and the spiritual loss to this city for having those statues up that have run people out of the city,” Landrieu claimed. “The great migration that sent some of our best and brightest to places across the country that we don’t have the benefit of has been incredible.”
Historians, in the past, have said that the opposite is true of New Orleans, however, arguing that the city attracts tourists and residents because of its rich history and public museum-like displays.
Landrieu made the statement hours before the City began removing one of the most famous monuments, a statue of General Robert E. Lee at Lee Circle. Other monuments already removed by the Landrieu Administration include the Battle at Liberty Place, Jefferson Davis, and the P.G.T. Beauregard Monuments.
Landrieu’s comments were made despite no evidence showing such a migration in the last decade due to the Civil War-era monuments.
No… maybe a city run into the ground by liberals who have chased away many major corporations that employed tens of thousands of people-If you need more explanation see Detroit and Baltimore.
A statue doesn’t have the power to cause a “great migration.” And erasing history doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, but it does mean that people won’t learn from it.
I’ve never heard of a single soul moving because of monuments, however, I do know of many leaving because of failing schools, crime ridden schools and crime ridden neighborhoods. Landrieu’s statement about people leaving because of monuments is just an excuse.