I would like the conversation about statues to have an explain and expunge option. That is, rather than tear down a statue or deface it, have a plaque to explain the real history behind it. This would allow the statue to remain in place, without completely expunging it from the historical record. This would allow those who take pride in it to get a real sense of the history associated with it without antagonizing those who venerate the historical figure.
Let’s explain history, not expunge it.