Loss of a Statue is Not a Loss of History
I had absolutely no feelings whatsoever about this statue until I heard the protests about it. I then did as much reading as I could about Mr. MacDonald and realized he was a pretty terrible person in general. I don’t see any issue with taking down a statue of a man who hurt so many people and putting it in a museum, especially since he was instrumental in oppressing not only Native Americans living here, but also Chinese immigrants who basically built our country through the railroads.
To the people who are mad about it, I would ask to you think about why exactly you’re mad. Removing a statue has absolutely no effect on your life, but means so much to other people who had to look at it and be reminded that their lives have historically been deemed to be worth nothing.
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