The recent attacks on the statues of slavehandlere and kolonialister in european cities, shows that racism in the fabric of our sitting deep. Not only in today's society, but also in all the past.
the Statues are erected to honor historical people. It is a form of udødeliggjøring. Heroes who have distinguished themselves and made achievements, are standing on pedestals around the Oslo city. If there is an award or accomplishment, to invest in the slave trade and to express themselves racist, should the statues of Winston Churchill and Ludvig Holberg be at Solli plass and the national theatre.
Structural racism has got large, long-awaited, and highly necessary the focus the last few weeks. Thousands have participated in peaceful antirasistiske tags national. Social media has many shared experiences of discrimination. People call for measures, but we can not change us as a society without learning of the story.
Britain's past prime minister, Winston Churchill stood up against the nazi regime and has, admittedly, been the subject of false accusations. Nevertheless, he has arrived with sufficient discriminatory statements to not earn hedersstatus. the
He called on afghans and iraqis for the "uncivilized tribes", claimed that the white race was superior, said he hated indians and viewed them as "a beastly people with a beastly religion". That a man with such derogatory statements should have a separate statue at Solli Plass, is nothing other than embarrassing and shameful.
Furthermore, there is little doubt about the that the Danish-Norwegian author Ludvig Holberg invested the fortune in a slavekompani, and therefore does not deserve to stand on a shelf at the national theatre.Full argument about Churchill's dark past: - A villain
the Conservative member of parliament Stefan Heggelund want to let the statues stand at the same time that he believes "it is obviously a part that needs a historietime". It is a pure paradox.
Art Tommy Sørbø believe that freedom of speech means to be able to withstand works of art from the past. It to remove two racist characters from the streets, however, can not be termed as censorship. Churchill and He will not, of course, be removed from the history books. Statues are also not the main reason that we know the historical figures. Churchill and He should be taught about, but not hedres.
the Debate about racist statues is not about censorship, but about a desire for better representation. It is therefore appropriate to place Churchill and Cambria sculptures at the Norwegian museum, in a more appropriate context.
despite the fact that contemporary society is diverse and democratic, research shows that we still have a long way to go when it comes to the fight against racism. The extensive involvement around the Black Lives Matter in Norway, is a sufficient example of how much work we faced.Turn On the LydErrorAllerede plus customer? Log into herError BOKSET UP: the Statue of Winston Churchill in London have never seen the way out. Video: AP. Reporter: Madeleine Liereng / Dagbladet TV Show more
It is up to us as a society, to decide what kind of importance the racist people from the past, have in the day. It is that we should maintain Churchill and Cambria statues because the slave trade and racism was common and acceptable during their time, is a lousy argument.
By the nazis during the second world war, it took not a long time to remove the oppressive symbols from public places. It was not about censorship, but about justice and what kind of society we wanted. The same principle should apply today. In an increasingly multicultural and diverse society, we must work actively to uvanliggjøre racism.
There is a good reason to that He is not on the continental shelf around the Norwegian town square. The reason is that he wrote racist about the sami and supported nazism.
Shall we fight racism in the future, it is a good starting point to not honor racists through statues in public places.Let the statues stand Leader You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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