If we erase our history, how can we learn from it?
While Confederate monuments across the nation are being targeted and bring down, one of the leaders in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) spoke out against the wave of aggression, saying they are a part of history.
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Speaking to reporters on Tuesday at City Hall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, local NAACP chapter president Esther Lee expressed her frustration with the current state of affairs in the U.S., according to The Daily Caller.
“I think it’s all senseless. All senseless,” Lee said. “You know, we’re 108 years in as NAACPers and we might think things would improve, but they do not. You know we still have this factor about black and white.”
Lee continued talking about Confederate statues, noting that it is pointless to take them down.
“You know that’s history,” Lee said. “That was at that point in time. You can’t eliminate what history is. So I disapprove with young people local pulling down those statues.”
Lee put the tragic events of Charlottesville into perspective by pointing out that lives were lost – all because some people didn’t want to look at an object anymore.
“A young woman died. Two officers were murdered in a plane crash and all for what? Because somebody in their mind decided, ‘we don’t need to look at that anymore.’ It shouldn’t be.”
In response to the events in Charlottesville, progressives have called for the removal of Confederate statues around the country.
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The problem here is not with the older generation, it lies with the younger generation. This goes for white, black, all colors. It’s how they were brought up.
The majority of the older is fine with the statues and monuments because they understand it is part of their history. We were brought up with respect for one another unlike the generation behind us.
We can blame this on the mainstream media and their hatred for President Trump. Our history, whether good or bad should not be erased! We learn from our mistakes. Those leaders did many great things as well.
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