Back before all this started, when the Charlottesville council debated renaming the park and removing civil war statues, I would have supported the "Emancipation Park" name change but I probably would have argued to leave the statues there as historical items. The statues of Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson were commissioned a hundred years ago, in 1917. They are artifacts that can be used to illuminate history. The Confederate revival that emerged during the civil rights movement in the 1950s is the weird shit worth removing from our shared public spaces. Like the Dukes of Hazard flag which people now call the "Confederate flag" even though the actual flag for the Confederacy was different. I don't put the statues of Lee and Jackson in that category. But now that the damn KKK and Richard Spencer and Trump are all standing up for my ancestor Robert E Lee, seems like we gotta take the statue down for the sake of civility. But don't destroy it! Just move it to a museum.