Your DGB for today is to sign this petition to replace the Confederate statues in Portsmouth, Virginia with one of Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott.
If there is one good thing that’s come out of the white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, VA this month, it’s that public sentiment has finally turned against having statues in parks and government buildings that glorify the Confederacy, and all over the country these statues are being taken down. They should never have been put up in the first place, so this is long overdue. It’s only natural that we start to think about who should stand in their place. To be reminded of just why Missy is an excellent candidate to be memorialized thusly (and how unparalleled her style is), check out this article and photo-spread Elle magazine did on the hip-hop legend earlier this year.
After you’re done signing that petition, consider the Confederate statues in your own city. If there are no plans to take them down, call up your mayor and ask why, fortheloveofGod, NOT? If there are plans, consider starting your own petition for worthy replacements. Wouldn’t it be fitting and delightful, not to mention a big f-u to the Nazis, if all the General Lees and Stonewall Jacksons were replaced with statues of Black Americans? Yeah, we think so, too. Supa Dupa Fly.