Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant went to college in Murray, Kentucky, and says a monument to Confederate general Robert E. Lee in the city weighed heavily on him as a student. Now he’s written a letter to a Kentucky judge asking him to eject the statue from outside the Calloway County courthouse. “As a young Black man, I cannot stress enough how disturbing and oppressive it is to know the city still honors a Confederate war general defending white supremacy and hatred,” Morant wrote. The letter comes as Confederate monuments across the country are being taken down or toppled amid Black Lives Matter protests.
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