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Check this out: University of Cape Town Removes Controversial Monument


This is a good lesson that we should all reflect on.

Although some might say that we are too sensitive as a society about race, the truth is that it is very offensive to continue to celebrate and honor historical figures that did wrong. It doesn’t matter if their acts weren’t labeled as wrong or illegal at the time they were made. The fact that we continue to praise their name in modern times shows that we are ignoring the bad things that the person took part in. This isn’t fair to the descendants of the groups that were being oppressed at the time, especially when it is in recent history.

A statue of British colonist Cecil John Rhodes was finally taken down on April 9th after a month of protests by students, staff, and faculty at the University of Cape Town. Although Mr. Rhodes did a lot to progress South Africa, he also put in a lot of policies to keep the black population in poverty (see this article for a complete history).

It’s a good thing that this man is not being revered as a statue at a prominent university anymore. Let’s remember him for his full history as he lived it, the good and the bad.

After a Month of Protests, University of Cape Town Removes Major Monument | GOOD.


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This entry was posted on April 20, 2015 by in Minority Race/Poor/Indigenous Rights, Uncategorized and tagged , .
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