On Monday, the city of New Orleans began the process of removing its four major Confederate monuments:
a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee (1884).
a white obelisk (1891) dedicated to the Crescent City White League, who in 1874 had attempted a violent overthrow of the Reconstructed (i.e. racially integrated) Louisiana government.
a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis (1911).
a statue of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard (1915).
This is a good thing.