Confederate Memorial Carving Essay

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Recently, our country has been under scrutiny for racial discrimination. From police brutality to shootings at a church, America’s racial problems that were swept under the rug for so long have come back out into the light. After the racially­motivated shooting of nine people in South Carolina, many petitions were made regarding the removal of Confederate flags and monuments, including the removal of the historic carving on the side of Stone Mountain, but I believe this would be a terrible mistake.
The largest high relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving, depicts three Confederate heroes of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. The entire carved surface
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The law also states that Stone Mountain is the exception to this rule. It is true that it is a state park and some people think it shouldn’t be all about the Confederacy, but one of the purposes of Stone Mountain Park is to be a Confederate memorial and museum. It is not wrong to have a place that shows our state’s history nor should it be discouraged. In Germany, concentration camps are still in place and are a major attraction. They were not destroyed because someone thinks they are offensive. They were not removed because what they were for was wrong. They are there to show history. The second we try to take away everything that is associated with bad history, there will be nothing left in this…show more content…
There are no riots or shootings or anything super drastic going on to take it down. However, I believe this would happen if it were to be removed. Most people in Georgia are not bothered by the memorial because if they were, this conversation would have been had a long time ago. Actually, it probably would have never even been made if people felt it was that big of a deal. I think that if the matter calls for attention then steps should be taken to try to find a solution to the problem. But as for now, it doesn’t even seem as if there is a problem so why try to fix it what isn’t
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