Whether or not confederate monuments should be removed is hotly debated. On one hand, confederacy has a negative history. Automatically, it’s associated with slavery and Civil War. On the other hand, confederate monuments are simply a representation of history. Shouldn’t all history, good or bad, be put on display?
Confederate monuments represent a very painful history. They shouldn’t be allowed to be flaunted around.
Confederate monuments are a representation of slavery
Slavery was a horrible time in history. It was a time where people were abused and deprived of their human rights.
Confederate monuments aren't needed to represent Southern pride
Currently, Southern pride is associated with kindness and good food. It shouldn’t be ruined by remembering the Civil War.
Confederate monuments are just another part of history. They aren’t hurting anyone and should be an honored reminder of our past.
It’s a part of national history
The Civil War is a part of history that can’t be denied. Therefore, it should be accepted.
Slavery is over
Thankfully, slavery has been illegal for decades. That means no one should feel bitter about anything representing that painful part of history.
It’s a part of Southern history
Southern history includes the horrific consequences of the Civil War. But painful pasts should be embraced since no one can run away from them.
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