Ja Morant asks to have a confederate statue removed from Murray



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What Ja Morant has done for Murray State can’t be described. He put the mid major team on his back and took them through an NCAA tournament run of their lives. Now he wants them to help him and take down the statue of Robert E. Lee in downtown Murray.

Morant said:

“As a young Black man, I cannot stress enough how disturbing and oppressive it is to know the city still honors a Confederate war general defending white supremacy and hatred.”

General Lee was a confederate war general during the Civil War. Lee wanted America to keep black people as slaves in America. It is understandable to see why Morant feels that way towards the statue.

The protests of the past couple of weeks showed everybody’s frustration and anger towards the repetitive violence on black people by the police. This act by Morant is just one of the many displays of the continued fight against racial injustice.

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Albert Dadson is a Freelance Sports Writer that mainly focuses on the NFL and NBA. He is a contributor for FanSided, a staff writer for Last Word on Sports, an Eagles Beat Writer for SkullKing Sports and a contributor for TalkBasket. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports and Bleacher Report. He earned Dean’s List honors in 2013 at Camden County College before graduating with his Associate’s degree and has a Bachelors in Journalism from Rowan University.



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