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This is the way things were done back in he day Cornwallis was a softy compared to most. If he was like the rest natives would have been completely wiped out
i think its a sad day when you erase history....its those who dont learn from history are the ones that repeat it......everything is controversial these days.we are going backwards
This statue should remain standing with an update..a plaque; written in Mic'maq first English second, then French...indicating how Cornwallis created Halifax and by his exemplary methods. By all means, let it stand and let it proudly give the true story.
White people will rarely tell their kids the truth.Their parents aren't going to stand in front of it and tell them how brutally they killed women and children. How we took over because we wanted it and the natives were in our way..If parents always told the real story, I doubt kids would be proud if it's significance to our history.
Monuments should never be removed. They are part of history whether they represent evil or good. Our job is to tell the stories to our children and educate them. Not to remove history.
Let's begin by destroying the pyramids because they were built by slave labour....stands to reason doesn't it???? I can think of so many Roman, Abyssinian, Syrian monuments, etc., that should be destroyed because of an unpleasant historical context or hurt feelings. Yes, let's start with the pyramids and move onto the Coliseum in Rome, hahaha...
The removal of Cornwallis is wrong you can't change history he was the founder of Halifax. Should QuebecCity remove the statue of Montcalm? Should New Orleans have removed the statue of Robert E Lee ? We can't rewrite history we need to acknowledge how we arrived where we are today with the bad and the good.
I cannot begin to express how depressing it is to know that some people think this issue actually matters, when there are so many, far more important, problems that still exist in the world.
Taking down a statue, doesn't somehow magically erase history, nor is that the intent. It's strictly a symbol to say that we acknowledge the travesties that were commited against these people and choose not to celebrate it with a statue of the man at the center of those atrocities. I'm struggling to understand why that is so difficult for so many on this post to understand.
Instead of glorifying this man and others whose achievements were based on racism, a plaque should be put with the statue detailing the true history. Let this be a reminder of what racism and racist individuals have done.People need to see the hatred towards the Indigenous people throughout history and accept that this was done. How can one learn from their mistakes if they aren't acknowledged. How can someone move on in their lives if they don't forgive? More for the Truth and reconciliation movement needs to be done!I am very proud to say my dad was Cree, and I consider myself Metis.