Torn down statues unremembered

It would be decent to say that statues are an aspect of history, but truly understanding history with empathy and context of the holistic picture of wars is seldom revealed in statues or even text- monuments that record victors. Trump’s misidentification of the statues also divulges the extent in which one can actually learn history through statues- his guess being Teddy Roosevelt hinting that statues are to honor only victors of a land, not the loss and tears that grace the land of the losses. On America’s walls are concentration camps, lynchings, and trails of tears that are seldom seen in statues, effacing the true narrative behind a melting pot that fails to uphold the values it observes.