George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson are going the way of Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis:
The question included a “not sure” response. It was selected by 22% of those surveyed, so these figures are conservative estimates of deconstruction sentiments. Only 25% of blacks definitively oppose the statues being removed.
In the aughts through the first half of the 2010s, it was commonly asserted in free-thinking forums that blacks were losing their place of prominence as America’s predominant minority. Numerically surpassed by Hispanics and outperformed by America’s rapidly growing Asian population, blacks were being forced to settle into becoming just another member of the coalition. Black concerns became POC problems. Blacks had managed to narrowly push Hillary Clinton past Bernie Sanders in 2016, but by 2020 his progressive coalition of whites, Hispanics, and Asians would carry the day against stubborn black support for the hidebound moderate.
That clearly has not been the case. What blacks want, blacks get. These statues are coming down. All of them. Never mind Stone Mountain being sandblasted—Mount Rushmore is getting wiped clean.
Forget The 1619 Project. That’s going in the wrong direction. The 1965 Project or even The 2008 Project is more apropos.
If it’s any consolation, when synthetic meat is ubiquitous in fifty years, everyone alive today will be made reprobate. Not even the legacies of vegans will be safe—after all, they tolerated a society that permitted the consumption of animal flesh. That’s inexcusable. Who cares if Elon Musk made it to Mars? He ate steak. After that, what forgiveness?