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Opinion/Editorial: Shrouding an honest look at truth
Daily Progress Editorial Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6 a.m.

Protesters’ shrouding of the Thomas Jefferson statue last week at the University of Virginia was unsettling and ill-omened.

And it wasn’t just the shrouding itself that was the problem; it was all the rhetoric that accompanied it — including signs claiming that Mr. Jefferson was a “racist” and a “rapist.”

We’ve argued before that it is narrow-minded to apply 21st-century mores to 19th-century behaviors, so we won’t belabor that here, except to say that it is possible — indeed, it is a sign of mature thinking — to be able to honor the good in someone without blindly accepting the bad.

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