It's not often I agree with The Donald (I still think he's a self-centred streak of sh!te), but I have to agree with him on this....
Should America destroy statues of past heroes just because they kept slaves? Robert E Lee was one of the main generals during the American Civil War, commanding the Virginia army as well as distinguished himself during the Mexican–American War.
(from Wiki).... "After the war, Lee supported President Andrew Johnson's program of Reconstruction and intersectional friendship, while opposing the Radical Republican proposals to give freed slaves the vote and take the vote away from ex-Confederates. He urged them to rethink their position between the North and the South, and the reintegration of former Confederates into the nation's political life. Lee became the great Confederate hero of the War, a postwar icon of the "Lost Cause of the Confederacy" to some. But his popularity grew even in the North, especially after his death in 1870. Barracks at West Point built in 1962 are named after him.
Now, because he kept slaves and tried to stop freed slaves from voting, he is vilified by a minority to the extent that his statues are now being pulled down and destroyed. When I say by a minority, I don't mean all black people and their white supporters, but a small number who seemingly can't let go of the past.
Is it right that a national hero should be wiped out of the history books (as they would like to do) just because he kept slaves? Okay, no right-minded westerners keep slaves nowadays, and we fully believe that everyone is equal (but try telling that to Muslims when it comes to women), but isn't it time that the coloured section in America started to say "Okay, what happened wasn't good, but we have all progressed and we can look back at those times and hope we never see the same again. Except in the Muslim world when it comes to women"?
And as for Black Lives Matter! I say NO!! ALL Lives Matter!
Black guy killed by white cop = riots. White girl killed by black cop = all peaceful on the streets. Go Figure.