In case it was too subtle in the cartoon.
Confederate monuments were not memorials but part of a toolbox used by racists to intimidate blacks especially during the early through mid 1900s.
They should not be sitting in front of public courthouses with plaques that give the impression that they are just simple memorials. They are not.
They are physical relics of the south’s racist past as real today as the institutional racism that remains persistent in American society.