Wes Moore: Statues ‘Celebrate’ History That ‘Shouldn’t Be Celebrated’ | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

Wes Moore: Statues ‘Celebrate’ History That ‘Shouldn’t Be Celebrated’ | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC 1


Author and Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the issue of statues, targeted by protesters, that depict historical figures, many of whom left racist legacies. On the matter of taking down those statues, Moore says, "We have to understand we are using taxpayer dollars & taxpayer efforts to celebrate a part of history that shouldn't be celebrated." Aired on 6/23/2020.
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Wes Moore: Statues ‘Celebrate’ History That ‘Shouldn’t Be Celebrated’ | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

61 Comments on "Wes Moore: Statues ‘Celebrate’ History That ‘Shouldn’t Be Celebrated’ | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC"

  1. The only thing Donald Trump has ever cared about is himself.
    He doesn’t care about the 120,000 Americans who died — he didn’t even bother mentioning them in Tulsa.
    He’ll never care about testing.
    He’ll never care about you.

  2. Moscow Mitch | June 23, 2020 at 3:17 PM | Reply

    The Confederate States Declaired WAR ON THE UNITED STATES! Confederate and NAZI Flags should be OUTLAWED…NO BRAINER!

    • Brother Sanguinary wrong. Wrong wrong

    • brian gardner | June 23, 2020 at 5:15 PM | Reply

      @Eric Echols Sr. The southern states had every right to secede from the Union, and it was the North that invaded the south

    • Brother Sanguinary and the switch you’re talking about wasn’t a party switch it was a geographical switch. The democrats from the south fled to the north. And the republicans went south. Look at the northern states are democrat run now aren’t they. Not a party change but a geographical change.

    • brian gardner | June 23, 2020 at 5:17 PM | Reply

      @Eric Echols Sr. Just the opposite. The Democrats have the same plantations now like then with millions of black people kept like slaves, and dependent on them

    • UK Media Warrior | June 23, 2020 at 5:24 PM | Reply

      @Robert Andrews Hmm, I’m pretty sure when Major Anderson in command of Sumter was ordered by Lincoln to hold onto the fort and refused to surrender the Confederacy began firing on it and took it from the Union only after which did Lincoln ask for 75,000 volunteers to go take it and other Federal properties back and so war began. I’m pretty sure that makes the Confederates responsible. They fired the first shots.

  3. Tracy Cooley | June 23, 2020 at 3:18 PM | Reply

    Hitler statues and swasticas are illegal to display in Europe, same situation here

    • yvelaine funny how you deleted your other comment. Bout what if it was my daughter being molested.
      But anyway. There’s a lot of things that I disagree with but I’m mature enough to control my emotions to not want to destroy it or remove it.
      Nobody has that right to just take it upon themselves that’s why we have laws. You don’t go round throwing a tantrum and expect people to be ok with.

    • yvelaine so when does it end? Now they are going after Jesus statues.
      It’s ridiculous.

    • 88Gibson LesPaul ok give me your address so I can come and destroy it because you disagree.
      It’s the same as what these people are doing.

    • brian gardner | June 23, 2020 at 5:02 PM | Reply

      Swasticas I can see, but a work of art from someone should never be destroyed even if the subject is terrible.

    • patrick leahey | June 23, 2020 at 5:02 PM | Reply

      There should be a huge statue in D.C. celebrating the crushing of the CSA traitors.

  4. donald peters | June 23, 2020 at 3:23 PM | Reply

    Made by forced/coerced labor. Tear that MF’er down. Peace

    • brian gardner | June 23, 2020 at 4:58 PM | Reply

      It is his piece of art, what the fuc* is wrong with you. It says very much about the man, about the people, the times, it is much more important then a book to be kept save.

  5. Abraham Arreola | June 23, 2020 at 3:23 PM | Reply


  6. What about the funeral services in Chicago where black babies lifes taken and dont matter

  7. Tracy Garcia | June 23, 2020 at 3:29 PM | Reply

    Tear now the Statues

    • That is a very random statement; would you specify? Ten of our US Presidents were slave holders, so statues of their likeness’ need to go? That would include two faces coming off of Mount Rushmore. All of their homes are National Historic Sites, so close them and/or demolish them? I have been a member of the NAACP and Southern Poverty Law Center for over ten years, so I am not promoting racism/discrimination, but these things have to be thought out. Simply calling “Tear now (sic) the Statues” is not going to solve anything.

    • The ones in mexico?

    • @johnfd0210 yes all of it needs to go and every building and monument in D.C that was built by slaves needs to be torn down as well

    • brian gardner | June 23, 2020 at 5:05 PM | Reply

      You are a moron. Typical Democrat.

  8. I thought America celebrated winners so why are all the LOSERS being celebrated with statues, losers don’t get to have celebrations !

  9. It’s been a very bad month for racism and their civil war contraband…

    • @Brother Sanguinary but thanks to Trump I landed a good job and out of the streets serving an apprenticeship but the radical marxist dictators on the left are trying to overthrow a Presidentcy and economy might have to go back to the streets brother

    • brian gardner | June 23, 2020 at 5:09 PM | Reply

      @KZ The truth

    • brian gardner | June 23, 2020 at 5:10 PM | Reply

      @Brother Sanguinary What, really you’re rebuttal is being a spelling NAZI

    • gardner  truth and facts hurt so use your commonsense its easy to figure out and the radical marxist dictators on the left need to be stopped

    • @KZ …Let me guess…you road the short bus to school?

  10. dont forget about the kung flu

  11. alexistavrou13 | June 23, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply

    Exactly. Why celebrate and build monuments for horrible humans and traitors????

    • brian gardner | June 23, 2020 at 4:57 PM | Reply

      The statues is not a celebration, it is a piece of art and a very important piece of history many times more important then a book. It tells so much about the times, the artist, the people and should never be taken down. That is worse then burning books you don’t like.

    • brian gardner | June 23, 2020 at 5:09 PM | Reply

      No piece of art should ever be destroyed just because you don’t like the subject.

    • @brian gardner Stick it in a museum if it you dont want it destroyed.

    • silverpairaducks | June 23, 2020 at 6:23 PM | Reply

      Jackson free us from central banking

    • @brian gardner tell that to your ancestors you razed & destroyed history for years 💁‍♀️

  12. alexistavrou13 | June 23, 2020 at 3:59 PM | Reply

    This guy is the man. So articulate and clear with his points

  13. Claudy TheArtist | June 23, 2020 at 4:04 PM | Reply

    Guess just about everyone has some type of history to get angry about… Can’t go forward if you keep looking back…

  14. Andrew Jackson is responsible for 3,000 Native Americans deaths in the Trail of Tears… MY RELATIVES…

  15. Robert E. Lee and Trump’s daddy were in the Klan together.

  16. patrick leahey | June 23, 2020 at 4:41 PM | Reply

    We should have statues of Grant and Union troops crushing the traitors underfoot.

  17. Victory Joe for next election.

  18. In Japan we have statue of HACHI 🐕 NOT General Tojo.


  20. No reason to honor traitors. They are lucky we let them live.

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