Faneuil Hall and the Moral Fogginess of Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has refused city hearings that could change the name of Faneuil Hall in Boston, a city-owned building connected to supremacy and slavery. (Photo Credit: The Boston Globe)

All across the nation, communities are debating the relevance of statutes that speak invariably to our history. Americans are questioning the presence of Confederate cenotaphs that glorify men who fought to subjugate other humans. They are assiduously interrogating symbols on flags and the names of public schools and commercial districts in order to evaluate their civic…