Brooklyn Army Base Is Urged to Rename Streets Honoring Confederate Generals

Brooklyn Army Base Is Urged to Rename Streets Honoring Confederate Generals, by Zolan Kanno-Youngs.

In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., some New York City community leaders and politicians are renewing calls to remove the names of Confederate generals from streets in a Brooklyn military base.

Standing outside the Fort Hamilton army base, Rev. Khader El-Yateem, a Democratic candidate for City Council, said streets honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson were insulting to residents of the Bay Ridge neighborhood and soldiers serving at the base who are minorities.

“We are demanding the removal of these names because we need to make sure we are taking the small steps to treating everyone with dignity and respect,” Rev. El-Yateem said at a rally Tuesday.

Culture war. Anything “white” is being demonized. Driven by competitive virtue-signalling from a left no longer afraid of tribalizing America, it will only stop when it is stopped.