Has the removal of a statue ended racism? Posted in: Opinions Dear Citizens, I recently became aware of the call to remove a Civil War statue in Bastrop. I had planned to write and offer several arguments based on historical facts and logic, but sadly, I didn’t become aware of the issue until the city council had made a decision. This led to a quite wordy letter that I admit had quite a bit of emotion poured into it. I referred to over the top continence of erasure of history and even some only slightly direct reference to the “Bastrop 5.” Again, what has changed since the decision has been made? Therefore, I ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!