Does the Thomas Jefferson statue on the MU campus need an interpretive sign?
If American history is being taught in our schools, then everyone should know the good and bad sides of Thomas Jefferson. I don't think we need to have a sign explaining that.Reply
If people want to know the history of Thomas Jefferson then they need to research it and come to their own conclusions. Interpretive signs can be, and most likely will be, used to push one towards one conclusion over the other, depending on what message about the statute they want conveyed.Reply
The real question is - what is your opinion of graduates of UM? Where I live, it's not good at all. No one around here has any respect for UM grads, and rightfully so.Reply
If we're going to start providing context about the lives of men honored by statues, I suggest starting with George Floyd.Reply
We need to be reminded - even though the PC destroyers would have us not.Reply
You can not use the argument that this symbol of racism is educational as your reason to leave it up if you're unwilling to educate people about it, right there on the spot. Provide a plaque or remove the racist statue.Reply