Tarjinder Wilkinson: Statues Must Fall – Erasing History or Righting Wrongs?
Statues Must Fall – Erasing History or Righting Wrongs?
It was a pleasure and privilege to be invited by Claire Fox to take part in the debate on statues alongside Patrick Vernon OBE (@ppvernon), Dr Cheryl Hudson (@HudsCheryl) and Dr Nicholas Draper. The link to the debate and initial readings is here. Here is my 5 minute introduction speech that I made (the focus of which was the UK moreso than the US, as were my responses during the debate): One of the most interesting aspects of this issue is how little it is about the statues involved, the past or the current state of race relations in either the US or the UK.