When I saw and heard about what happened in Charlottesville, I asked myself, is this how Americans suppose to act. Have we become wild animals, no longer have the capacity to have a peaceful dialog, a civil debate.
I wish people would take the time and think about what going on. Take the time to step back and see the whole picture. Not just race, slavery, but history. These confederate statues that people are demanding to be remove because they view them as icons of racism, slavery, a sign of hate.
Here my home town there a confederate monument statues in a downtown park that people are now protesting to be removed. This monument has been there as long as I can remember. Like many other monuments in other cities and towns, people of all color pass by, sitting at the park, waiting at the bus stop, but no one ever said a word. The monument even has engrave in it “Our confederate dead”. Why now to remove them?
Removing this statues, is it going to improve your life? Is it going to end racism or solve the problem in our society that deal with race. Will relations with police officer and the black community be better? These statues are a reminder of our history as a nation. It might not have been the best time in our nation history, but we can’t forget it, nor can it be change. We can’t go about erasing our nation’s history that we don’t agree with or a group of people are unhappy with. If you erase our history, we our bound to repeat it again.
Our country was founded during a time period of slavery and racism. In today context, slavery, racism and hate are wrong. They shouldn’t be allowed exist in today world, but it wrong to use that context and judge those that lived in a different time period. A period where life was different. If these statue are removed what next? Declaration of independence? Our national anthem, written by a slavery owner, but also a lawyer who help slaves. Where will it end?