The activist drove downtown last Tuesday and turned a Confederate memorial into a second-place trophy of sorts with banners and ribbons, one of which read, “You lost. Get over it.”
“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more aware of inequality, my own white privilege and the disadvantages that other people have,” McHood told the Huffington Post. “And I’ve come to recognize that whether it’s the tone of my voice, color of my skin or my confidence that people listen to me. Government leaders will set appointments with me where they won’t with others.”
By Thursday, the same monument had been spray-painted white and a cross was painted below. The vandalism was quickly removed.