Originally Posted by Sini
Originally Posted by rhaikh
They are monuments to racism, not reminders of history. They were mostly erected during Jim Crow and the Civil Rights eras. The impacts of the history of slavery and white nationalism belong in contextualized museums, not outdoor public monuments. That is the line between sympathizer and historian.

Welcome to the human race, our whole history is racism, violence, conquest and so on. Nobody is innocent. Today we live in uniquely peaceful times by historical standards, but you can't wipe everything that came before. Trying to do that is stupid and dangerous, because lack of understand of what happened makes it more likely to repeat itself. The best way to revive Jim Crow is to pretend it never happened.

This is something we can agree on. When you make things like this out of sight and out of mind people seem to forget. This isn't something new it's everyday in the life of mankind. I do not agree with any kind of White Supremacy or Supremacy of any type. As you stated we do not get out of the racial tensions by pretending it never happened.