Author: Emily Turner

The dangers of rewriting history

The recent terror in Charlottesville has sparked public debate on not just the evils of white supremacy, but the removal of national monuments throughout the country. Within the past week, multiple Confederate statues have been removed, and the Lincoln Memorial – a monument to the face of the abolition movement – has been vandalized. Violence and destruction from the so-called alt-right and alt-left does not align with true American values, and is to be condemned. Removing historic symbols will lead to the rewriting of history, spot-cleaning the events we wish to forget about. We see this clearly in George...

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