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They did their best
31 8, 9:23pm
I get where you're coming from, but I think you're off on a key point. Many of these statues aren't of leaders or generals, but generic "soldier" memorials. I don't think it's right to deny them the right to memorialize their dead - we didn't even deny the Germans that right after WWII (and the Nazis where abhorrent).
I get that it's a sensitive subject to many black Americans, but I think we all need to take a step back and recognize that there's a difference between remembering the dead, and glorifying the cause they fought for. We can do one, without doing the other.
I'll get off my soapbox now...