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People are sharing examples of statues that actually enhance their surroundings

People are sharing examples of statues that actually enhance their surroundings

Twitter user James Barr recently launched an interesting quest. One commemorating those statues that are actually good and not just huge effigies of male ego.

The horrifying death of George Floyd in police custody set in motion worldwide protests that forced modern society to acknowledge the rampant racism that's gone unchecked for centuries. While there have always been calls for racial equality, aside from making false shows of solidarity, those in power conveniently avoided taking substantial actions that would bring about a permanent change. The recent Black Lives Matter protests, however, have seen not just the downfall of their thinly veiled excuses but also numerous public statues commemorating men who stole, cheated, and murdered their way into the history books.



 

Since a closer look into the life stories of historical figures standing tall in street corners and pedestals of honor across the world would make anyone want to tear them down, Twitter user James Barr recently launched an interesting quest. One commemorating those statues that are actually good and not just huge effigies of male ego. "Name a statue that actually enhances its surroundings," he asked fellow netizens earlier this week and the Twitterverse responded to his call in spectacular fashion. Here are some popular states from around the world that actually deserve to be in the spotlight:

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