An Oxford college might remove a statue of the 19th Century politician Cecil Rhodes giving in to a student anti-racism campaign.I'm quite serious. Who in history is worthy of a statue?
The students have claimed hat honouring Rhodes is not compatible with an “inclusive culture” at the university...
The college says it doesn’t “condone his racist views or actions”.
I'm OK with a "warts and all" approach to learning history, what I don't like is the "only the warts" approach, as if everyone in history is no more than the sum of their mistakes--mistakes by our standards, not by the standards of their day.