We can’t change the future by trying to erase the past. Tearing down a statue is not a solution to racism — ending the drug war is.
Jim Crow laws weren’t overturned because people went around town tearing down statues.
August 15, 2017
On Monday, protesters — reacting to the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend — brought a ladder and some rope to North Carolina and tore down a near century old statue of a Confederate soldier. Unsurprisingly, nothing changed. However, the Durham Police Department and the Durham County Sheriff’s Office announced that they will be seeking criminal charges for those involved in the destruction of the statue.
Watching people wage violence against their fellow human in the name of protecting or tearing down some arbitrary government artifact is as…
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