OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, the United States has seen fierce, sometimes violent debates over the existence of Confederate flags and monuments across the South, proving that history can be hard to get past … if one can deem it “history” at all.
“The election turned on race and economics, which is what the Civil War was fought over,” says Peterson. “We haven’t moved beyond this as a country. The notion of red state and blue states is just blue and gray.”
“Political correctness is going to make us have a race war. Nobody’s allowed to just think for themselves.”
“For some reason man has lost faith in his fellow man. Somehow, someway, we have to get back to understanding each other and helping one another.”
“I think we can’t come together without seeing our mistakes we made in the past and fixing those mistakes and taking responsibility for them.”
“Equality for everyone in every way—that will bring the country together.”