State Denies City Council Request to Cover Up Confederate Statue ‘Based on What Might Be Offensive’

The Tennessee Department of Transportation says it won’t cover up a confederate monument alongside a major interstate highway, despite members of a local council asking it to do just that because it could be seen by some as offensive.

The metro council in Nashville asked TDOT to plant trees and vegetation to obstruct the view of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue along Interstate Highway 65. The council passed a resolution earlier this month but it can’t plant anything at the site...

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