Tearing Down Statues Is Not Erasing History. How can you argue that we ought to honor evil men with statues? A statue of confederate gen. Ottawa — the minister responsible for parks canada says tearing down statues is not the solution when it comes to addressing the darker side of canadian history.
P utting up and tearing down statues has been part of american history from its beginning. Rather, the removal of these statues implicitly accuses those who would oppose their removal as being morally inferior. The removal of statues of historical persons deemed to be offensive has not resulted in a constructive conversation.
“it’s not going to change what. He said addressing these monuments isn't erasing history.
What needs to be understood is that there is a massive distinction between remembering the atrocities that happened on this unceded land—acts from which the repercussions can still be felt today—and glorifying them. In doing this, we are not turning away from history.
Lois underwood wrote (in her letter to the editor published thursday, aug. August 23, 2017 at 6:00 a.m.
The bigger discussion surrounding this is the ridiculous notion that tearing down or removing symbols of genocide or oppression equates to erasing history. In doing this, we are not turning away from history.
Lee stands in the middle of a traffic circle on monument avenue in richmond. It is not erasing history to tear down these statues, it is rescuing it. The removal of statues is not limited to a question over whether their message is suitable for current times, it is about “marxism, fox nation host tammy bruce said tuesday.
No, it is not erasing history, because statues are mythology, not history. “dismantling the statues is not erasing history,” barnard says. As historian and activist nick estes aptly summarised, “tearing down statues is not erasing history.
Lee monument, richmond, virginia (wikimedia commons). “removing a statue is not going to change how people feel,” he said. August 23, 2017 at 6:00 a.m.
Tearing down statues doesn’t erase history. Statues epitomise a new dimension of struggle: Taking down statues does not erase our history.
“it’s not going to change what. Lois underwood wrote (in her letter to the editor published thursday, aug. Bringing down statues doesn’t erase history, it makes us see it more clearly.