Read for how Dallas actually made money taking down the statue, but stay to the end for the caller to the paper asking questions. — dallasobserver.com/news/dallas

@ted As a German I am not sure I get it. So the lady thinks this would be a war memorial to the united states that has been sold but the statue resembles the states that lost and are therefore not considered to be those states that are part of the USA today? :gargamel:

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@le_ArthurDent so, I'd avoid trying to understand too much, there's a bit of crazy involved.

Many people in the South see removing the statues as a whitewashing of history. What they're failing to understand is that most of them weren't built at the time, but installed later to celebrate the racism that The Confederacy represented.

No one is suggesting that the history be ignored or forgotten, just not celebrated.

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