17 August 2017

On statues

“Yeah, well, where will it end? Should we get rid of statues of…”

Yes. Just yes.

Whoever you’re about to name, if getting rid of their statue is the price you’re going demand before we can get rid of statues of racist slaveowners, then I’ll pay that price.

Go ahead and name someone. George Washington, MLK, Abraham Lincoln – if you’re that determined to see their statues gone before we remove statues of Confederate traitors, I’ll accede to your demands, because I don’t need a statue in order to admire or remember someone.

© mathew 2017