The slippery slope of activism surrounding the slavery movement can be wide in scope, and ramifications of wiping out symbols of slavery can become all-encompassing.
All of the ‘Wonders of the World’ were built by slave labor. The Taj Mahal was built by slave labor, as were pyramids in Egypt and South America, and China’s Great Wall.
Tearing down historical reminders of slavery is all-inclusive, and a permanent solution to eradicate reminders of previous wrongs does little to add to a national discussion.
(We won’t even suggest the fiasco of dismembering surnames Jefferson, Jackson, etc.)
A better solution would be to add monuments celebrating the end of slavery…
…unless, of course, your purpose is really to inflict guilt on a Nation.