In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu:
Six million human beings were enslaved in our country. The largest number of those human beings were sold into slavery in my city, New Orleans. There is good and evil. Right and wrong. Truth and falsehood. The false narrative that has taken hold, a perpetual state of denial that has been left unchecked, has strangled the South that I love and made us weaker as a nation.