Opinion: With Confederate monuments gone, racist diatribes follow

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 08, 2021 6:24 AM CT | Published: June 08, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>George &ldquo;K-Rack&rdquo; Johnson sings "Dixie" while waving a Confederate flag behind Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer during a June 1, press conference in Health Sciences Park.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

George “K-Rack” Johnson sings "Dixie" while waving a Confederate flag behind Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer during a June 1, press conference in Health Sciences Park. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Otis Sanford
Daily Memphian

Otis Sanford

Otis Sanford holds the Hardin Chair of Excellence in Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Memphis and is the political analyst and commentator for WATN Local 24. Contact him at 901-678-3669 or at o.sanford@memphis.edu. Follow him on Twitter @otissanford.

An incident at Health Sciences Park goes beyond one opportunistic racist hothead with more Confederate flags than he has sense. It’s emblematic of the growing white resentment to America’s reckoning with race.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest Health Sciences Park Tami Sawyer Van Turner

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