One day an issue is at the center of the national media spotlight, a few days later the national attention span has moved on. The controversy around Confederate statues and memorials has been out of t the spotlight this week (understandably, with what is going on in Houston).
But Grizzlies coach David Fizdale isn’t letting it go. Nor should he. Here is what Fizdale said on the issue to the USA Today.
“It’s a topic that we’ve got to continue to face,” Fizdale said. “We can’t act like it’s not in front of us. Obviously, with all the stuff that happened in Charlottesville, since the day I got here I’ve been talking about these statues within the organization. So I just wanted to make sure I was very clear on where I stood with this whole thing. You know, I won’t let up on it until I get our city where it should be.”
Memphis has two statues to Memphis natives, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a man who went on to be one of