Many feel it is not a good idea to destroy Confederate monuments and that they are not ealy an expression of racism. These monuments are not new. They are from a previous time and some feel they are now irrelevant, but others feel they are part of history and should be seen as such. It is not good for us if they are destroyed.
- Cultural heritage organization president, Cheryl Benard points out that the premise that assumes that in removing Confederate statues one is also removing racism from society, is a premise fraught with assumptions.
- For example it builds on the assumption that negative periods of history should be erased and that what a specific monument says to one individual is what it also says to another.
- Sadly, it also suggests that the losing side of a conflict must lose for all time the right to mourn their dead.
“Fanatics rewrite history to edit out the bits they don’t like. Our country should not be walking down that road.”
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