Are Statues Really Our Biggest Problem In America?


It is the final weeks of summer in 2017, and the racial tensions have flared up anew. This time in Charlottesville, Virginia where nineteen people are injured and hospitalized, and one has died: 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Here is how one journalist describes what led up the tragedy, “This spring Charlottesville’s ultra-liberal city council voted to remove an equestrian statue of General Robert E. Lee.


5 thoughts on “Are Statues Really Our Biggest Problem In America?

  1. Rather than debate or argue and certainly not riot… and absolutely not cause harm to anyone. I would think we, as a whole nation of what I believe to be predominantly good people would desire to learn from our history. History includes statues. Religions include saints, crosses, etc. the more focus we put on a “thing” instead of progress that has been made and the progress still yet to be achieved for everyone will there ever be enough focus on what is truly important. All people – undivided. Two or more people having dialogue next to any statue or religious representation having respectful open communication with a desire to have some kind of positive interaction with the potential to agree to disagree should be a reasonable expectation.

    Treatment of people is at the core of the issue. If we want something for a segment of people we have to want it for all of the people.

      • Agreed. I believe this is tough right here because with family and close groups we “keep each other in check” so to speak. There has been a lot of encouragement for the “crazy”. So how do we as a society reel that back in? Much of what is happening is on the backs of people. So we, the people, must reel in the “crazy” in our close and family groups to move together and become as much of a united whole as possible. We will always have “crazy” lol to some degree. I have faith. I have hope. I share it with those who will hear me.

        Anyway, my 2 cents.

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