We had a lively morning discussing how New Jersey is impacted by the national conversation on race and history.  In Southern New Jersey there's a monument to more than two thousand Confederate soldiers who died in Union custody after being captured.  I asked the question about whether it's appropriate to even discuss tearing it down. You know where I stand. I stand with the President who has been clear about the importance of maintaining our history.

Seems I'm not the only one. I had several great conversations this morning. Two of the most important conversations were with black New Jerseyans, Mickey and Rio, who not only supported the President's stand but also agreed with me that you've got to teach history, not erase it!

Caller Mickey from Sussex County

Caller Rio from Ewing

Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015. Tweet him @NJ1015 or @BillSpadea.

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