Removing Confederate monuments is wrong according to many. It’s removing a part of history. Distasteful parts shouldn’t just be hidden away like that. They still teach us something important. They should be remembered lest they be repeated. Not everyone agrees with this, though. Some feel the monuments are a disgrace.
- American history has both things to be proud of and things to be ashamed of.
- Ignoring things you are ashmed of will not make them go away.
- Learn from past mistakes.
“It has been written that societies, in fact, reconstruct their past rather than faithfully record it.”