If we want to remove confederate statues because of their stance on slavery then we need to remove statues of George Washington, as he was pro slavery. While we’re at it, let’s remove him from all currency too. You cannot erase history because it offends you. Many of these confederates had an awful stance on slavery, but some were still honorable men. Take Robert E. Lee for example, he led the Confederate army, but is still one of the most respectable men in United States history.