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

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


  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.

    1. @Minnie Minosa: this coming from frightened little rabbit’s that are Trump supporters whom are afraid of the BLM protesters & are showing their true Cowardice Identity just stay hidden in Anonymity;

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

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

    2. 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.

    3. @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

    4. @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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

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

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. @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

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

    1. @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

    2. 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

    1. 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.

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

    1. Disagree. Those who study history look back. Those who read the Bible look back. Living in the past is one thing but looking back to learn from it is another.

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

    1. Our Natives are treated worse than anybody. I am embarrassed, to say the least, that even the DNC does not address it.

    2. He was a general and a very great American. Yes in todays wold that is bad, but we should never destroy history by burning books or someones art no matter how terrible the subject is.

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