TIME

Rethink how we celebrate power

A FEW DAYS AFTER PROTESTERS PULLED DOWN a statue of British slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol, England, a statue of the Jamaican-born actor Alfred Fagon in the same city was vandalized with bleach. It wasn’t a coincidence; a lot of feelings are attached to what these individuals represent.

Pulling down Colston’s statue is not removing history—it is creating a historical moment. You can’t hide behind words like and if they’re used to

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Interessi correlati

Altro da TIME

TIME6 min lettiSociety
TV Scrambles To Keep Up With Social Change
IN EARLY JUNE, ALL 19 DISCOVERY NETWORKS CHANNELS aired the two-part special OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? The programs, which drew nearly 11 million viewers plus 6.7 million on YouTube, consisted solely of an extensive, socially distant c
TIME1 min letti
Future Imperfect
Not everyone took Peter Turchin seriously in 2010 when he said civil unrest would sweep through the U.S. in 2020.“They had no reason to believe I wasn’t crazy,” says Turchin, 63, who analyzed historical cycles of instability and economic patterns to
TIME2 min letti
Conversation
THE OVERDUE AWAKENING “Extremely well-written, passionate and persuasive. Damn good job!” Jack E. White, an African-American editor and writer who worked at TIME starting in 1972, wrote to Justin Worland regarding his June 22/June 29 cover story on s