Are we removing too much?

There is a theater that is going to stop showing Gone With the Wind because some people think that it is racist. There is also a Mississippi school that is going to get rid of To Kill a Mockingbird because of the racist themes in it. Confederate memorials are also being taken down across the country because people think they are racist.

Key Takeaways:

  • The movie “Gone With the Wind” is deemed insensitive and racist and was removed from its yearly screening by officials–much like other “offensive” art and memorials lately.
  • Dismantling art differs from dismantling other historical memorials. At some point in all this dismantling of all that offends us we have to use some common sense.
  • People will continue to view history through the lens of their own experieces and beliefs. But history is what it is no mater how unsavory and painful. We must learn from our mistakes of the past to make better history for our children and their children in the future.

“Dismantling art is another matter.”

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