In 1919, hundreds of people were murdered in race riots across the US and UK. Men, women and children were butchered. So why is it a footnote in history? Because the media and governments don’t want you to know how they reacted.
Whether it’s protests over lockdowns or warding off looters, the US has rarely seen such overt displays of ballistic power from private citizens. But, for all their garage military get-ups, could these people really shoot to kill?
World War II and the UK’s role in it are crucial parts of history, but we have been invoking it at every turn – from coronavirus to statues. Time to realise our exploits 75 years ago don’t always matter.
History isn’t ‘being erased’ by the removal of statues. It’s been erased over centuries by those in power. The only way to judge the past properly is by teaching ALL history – good, bad and downright ugly.