During the Bristol Black lives matter protests on Sunday, Colston’s statute ended up in the docks. I did say there will be larger questions hung around the necks of other slave trade statutes around the UK and maybe elsewhere including America.
A lot of the discussion have been bubbling under but it feels like things are actually changing? Ok so far Robert Milligan: Slave trader statue removed from outside London museum is the only one. But questions are being asked…
Cecil Rhodes: Protesters demand Oxford statue removal
The Scottish streets and monuments built on the slave trade
Slave owner statue debate ‘long overdue’ says Sturgeon
Winston Churchill: Hero or villain?
Bill Thompson made an excellent point to me via another person he knows.
Those statutes were never permanently fixed to the base. Almost like someone knew their day would come one day. So much of what we see seems unmovable but they are built on poor foundations.
Its an analogy which can apply to many different things including the system of racism or the massive tech corps currently in play.