Are you honestly saying the only way to learn and/or remember slavery is to put up statues? Im not even sure if I have personaly seen a statue of a slave trader in the wild yet I know about slavery. I just dont get this defence of how will we learn. Have you people never heard of books?Maybe we should put some statues of books up.When people say don't pull these down/damaged/etc, I don't see people defending the past but instead want to preserve it so that it isn't hidden away. The problem with that though is getting everyone educated about said monuments to history so that they can be learned from, understood (in the context of their time) and vowed never to allow again.
Tbh, I don't want to be reminded of slavery and wouldn't mind it all being removed, but then how would future generations learn? Is it not healthy to know how we got here (figuratively and culturally), despicable as it is?
Actually are the same people that are saying lets keep the statues up so we can learn from them the same people that say there is no need for black history month? Holy moly guys.