"Not only did Lee oppose Confederate monuments, "he favored erasing battlefields from the landscape altogether," Horn wrote. He even supported getting rid of the Confederate flag after the Civil War ended. He didn't want it flying above Washington College, of which he was president after the war"
Slate Magazine has provided us with important information about the rise in hate and hate crimes since the campaigns and subsequent election of Donald Trump.
Since the election of President Donald Trump, news outlets and social media accounts have swelled with reports of swastikas at schools, racist taunts, and other hate-fueled attacks and acts of intimidation
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has aggregated media reports and gathered submissions from its website, catalogued 1064 such incidents, 13 of which were later debunked as false reports, in the first month after Trump won the presidency. (Twenty-six of those incidents were perpetrated against Trump supporters.)
The SPLC has presented that data in aggregate, creating an invaluable record of the scope of post-election hate crimes.