Regarding the tearing down of true confederate statues (e.g. Lee, Davis, Forrest, etc), there's a difference between ignoring history and celebrating it. This isn't a museum of history or anything like that, those statues exist to celebrate those men and that's not a period that should be celebrated. Those men should not be honored. Those statues are reflective of, in general, two different eras: A regrettable period where those men fought a war in order to continue to enslave humans, and then a Jim Crow era when those statues were raised to intimidate minority populations. Neither are virtuous, so they should be removed. We shouldn't pretend like it didn't exist, but we should discuss it for what it was, not lionize those men as just.