White supremacists incited deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va. in defense of a Confederate monument. We must show the country that Fairfax County gives no safe harbor to such hatred. Let's remove the John Quincy Marr monument in Fairfax.
Confederate symbols on public land endorse a movement founded on white supremacy. We will never solve our community’s problems if an entire group of citizens is alienated or feels targeted for discrimination.
Confederate symbols belong in museums and on private property, and the time has long passed to move the John Quincy Marr monument to an appropriate place. Our community should figure out how to remove the monument and act on it.