Taking down statues and symbols of slavery

Some people in United States have taken down some statues of slave owners in Washington, D.C. and some other cities. I believe there’s no good point in having them statues up. Protesters have set them on fire and I’m really glad this happened as it can be a symbol of people’s anger towards racism and racist people.

I also believe nobody should harm a racist person and the only good way is to talk to them and educate them and if it wasn’t enough, then leaving them alone. If they have no harm, then leaving them is not a bad idea. However, harm is not only physical. If a person harms another person, he should be punished, of course in a proper humane way.

We should respect human liberties no matter if they are offensive to us. Punishment is not against human rights but we should not punish people in a way that it violates their humanly rights.

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Ali Reza Hayati

Entrepreneur, hacker, cypherpunk.