Pros And Cons Of Removing Historical Statues

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The removal in recent years of several monuments depicting Confederate leaders and other controversial historical figures by both politicians and unsanctioned activists have generated debate over whether their removal is justified. The Onion looks at the pros and cons of removing historical statues.

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PRO

Could improve morale for those who are against symbols of hate


Slam-dunk Pulitzer for photojournalists


Nothing like a good statue tippin’


Will ultimately lead to fewer fucking plaques to read


Eliminates proof that we haven’t solved racism


CON

Have to go and do a thing


May lead to citizens forgetting their country’s revised history


Deprives others of the fun of defacing them 


The arts already hurting as it is


Creates impression that nation does not uphold values of the Confederacy

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