You can't change history, u can only learn from it. I believe by taking down these statues/monuments and plaques, and even changing the name of streets, we are going backwards in this country instead of moving forward. What do u think will be accomplished by taking down these pieces of history? Our children will still learn about these events, people and symbols in history books...should we ban history books as well?
Other countries like Germany have monuments and plaques of their dark history because they want people to know what happened so they could LEARN from it so history doesn't repeat itself! We as a nation should stop getting offended by EVERY LITTLE THING and start learning to accept the things we can't change, like our history and also start learning how to change our future by not letting history repeat itself.