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  1. It's great point and I dont have any argument with that. Books and education is the way to go for sure. I guess my point is that I believe statues and monuments are good, artistic ways to spark an interest in something, which in turn may lead you to study up and get educated on whatever person or event.
  2. I dont know anything about Nathan Bedford Forrest and the story surrounding him, but, again....I guess everybody just has a different take on things. For me, statues seem to represent figures in a historical event. Not always necessarily to glorify them. Like Columbus.....again, as a Kid when I was not completely old enough to learn the details of how horrible he was, Columbus was the guy who sailed across the Atlantic that really sparked my imagination. Sure, later on I realized Columbus was a horrible guy, but Im not going to snort, snarl and try to bite the foot off of every statue I see of him, lol. In fact, knowing what I know.... what I think of when Columbus comes to mind, I honestly dont think much about the guy himself, but I do think alot about the feat it was to cross the Atlantic, and still Imagine what it must have been like to have been on one of those ships and the conditions they endured.
  3. Another thing, even if its a statue of George Washington, or somebody you have learned a ton about in Elementary School....It still sparks a little re-interest in the Revolutionary war, the birth of our country, or what have you, and may even raise some other questions you may not have thought about to do some research on. I mean love em or hate em, thats kinda the whole idea behind statues, and art. least thats how I see them.
  4. I dont know about anyone else, but I remember seeing statues as a kid that raised my curiosity enough to ask my Parents about them. Hell, even now, Ive seen statues around of people and things that I was not so familiar with and been curious to stop and read a little about it. I just think its all a good thing.
  5. Hey, History is Education!...I think it will have a great purpose, especially for all of our youth to come. Plus, we could really use a little something constructive, rather than destructive at this moment in time.
  6. To me, its the nature of politics. To be fair, How long have we seen the narrative pushed that all Righties are Racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-poor, anti-environment, anti-healthcare, anti-immigrant, mean-hearted, anti-animal, etc ...and its only the Democrats who care for such and the only hope we have to save us all from such evils? Both sides parse away and vilify those who oppose, all while making themselves out like a heroic savior to those who agree. Division seems pretty common in Politics, but it works like a charm for those seeking power!....
  7. Well statues seem really important to people right now. Unity right now is worth investing in, just as much as infrastructure and least ballpark if anything, dont ya think?
  8. Go outside, play this and listen to everyone celebrate!...its great!!
  9. Just curious to see people's reactions or responses to it. We are free to put our voices in to who or what's represented. I think it's a great idea.
  10. So true....Something about it all makes me think of an old saying or story or what have you, that I personally never heard until recently. Not that it applies to anyone on either sides of the continuous arguing on here (lol)....But really applies each of us as individuals in regards to how what we argue over no matter the it is.... An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil–he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you–and inside every other person, too.” The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
  11. Feel free to to post all your examples of non racist acts here. It can be videos, news articles, pictures, non racist words said, anything non racist.....looking for acts of solidarity as countryman to our United States as a way to be, not how not to be. ( thought this place could use a little something productive, rather than destructive) .
  12. God...the slave cylinder!!!.....totally woke to it now! Thank you for the deserved guilt I now feel.... I move to call it..."drumrolls".. the rainbow cylinder!...its all inclusive for cylinders everywhere!
  13. Lol!.. it's to end racism!....definitely not to establish a political standard for you to follow or else!!
  14. I see a lot of stuff that's really disturbing on the news, social media and on forums like these. I've seen lots of videos of racial violence all around. I'm sure there is......I have a part time job in retail. My first job I am surrounded by 4 people for 8hrs a day, 5 days a think is pretty part time job is in retail where I work up to 30hrs a week. I work with well over a hundred employees, half black and half white approximately.....I see and interact with hundreds of people, of all ethnicities every week........ I just don't pick up the rise in hate in the real world as I pick up in the media. the media, and a civil war is breaking out... the real world? I actually feel the world is more cordial than ever!....I mean I go to work and expect that I'm going to be looked at as an enemy by black people based on what I see and read, but admittedly, I am doing a little extra to on my part knowing the racial issues of the day, but I see the same returned to me, and I've had discussions where we all agree how inaccurate the media represents real , whether it be news, social forums or what have you......I'm just curious who else is experiencing this same thing?
  15. Sorry guys, I really botched the last post somehow with my phone from what it's looking like Lol