Removing statues - Racism, values, anachronism and “hiding from history”
A new article explores the nature of history, and the preservation and removal of public statues from an ethical perspective.
In the thought piece, now available on Medium, Dr Jamie Dow responds to the recent removal of colonial statues and proposes a critical perspective in assessing their value:
“We will be able to see more clearly how to think about what statues to erect and retain in public spaces, and what other subtler strategies might be available in using statuary to get people to think more deeply about our troubled history.”
Read Removing statues - Racism, values, anachronism and “hiding from history” at Medium.