There are some symbols that will forever be associated with the antebellum southern United States. These symbols will never fully go away, they may not be statues but they seem to represent many of the same things. Maybe we don't need them to go away, maybe we need them to remind ourselves of what we were, and what we hope to never become again. I'm a white male, born into incredible privilege. I can't apologize away or change this, but I can be more aware and I can be appreciative that other people have not had it so easy, and I can dedicate myself to always making decisions in my own life with these fundamental truths in mind.