I’ve commonly heard in response to the removal of Columbus's statue is: 'Why not rip out pages from books too?'
The removal isn’t an attempt to erase history, rather to stop *celebrating* a figure that played a pivotal role in the continent's long history of exploitation of POC.
My grandpa even mentioned that when he was a child, it was common for people to leave flowers by the statue 🤢
If we fail to openly acknowledge much of our past as an injustice, it makes it difficult for us to move on as a people.
This isn’t a new conversation by any means. But also, SO WHAT if it is?
The events in the US has spiked conversations examining on race globally.
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