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Bristol Tackles Slave Trader's Statue
Aug. 5, 2018
from the Telegraph
Bristol is facing up to the problem of its historic statue of Edward Colston, a slave trader who was described at the time as a "virtuous and wise son of the city ". The memorial to him was erected when knowledge of the immorality and vicious cruelty of the slave trade was under the control of the rich and powerful who profited from it. Today we abhor this trade and statues that celebrate its perpetrators pose a problem; do we remove them and risk forgetting what our country was responsible for historically or keep them and make attempts to provide education about the attitudes and standards of the past?
Let's not look up to him without knowing what he was responsible for.