This is a really interesting article and the cause of great debate. It is reminiscent of the recent call to remove statues of notables from Oxford and Dublin Universities because of the ‘Colonial Gaze’ of the individual.
The question that may be asked is this …… If we remove all these works and individuals from our past because they cause affront and trumpet colonial attitudes and prejudices how do we learn about history?
If we paint over the past, is there a possibility we will cease to learn, or have no opportunity to learn, from their mistakes?
And how will those in the future view our attitudes and actions or lack thereof, in relation to refugees, rape, abortion, homophobia and the environment?