Derid covered why this is important at length.
It's a distraction from the actual issue, and with issues of race the tactic of distraction is the most insidious one used by those who personally feel no pressure to address the issue, which is why I refuse to allow it in my response.
Yeah, I did.
yet you go right back to reducing it all to "racists vs. anti-racists". Why?
Because the concerns of those who sexually fetishize statues are not as important to our society as matters of race.