Reader's View: Focus on helping others; ignore monuments
Leave the monuments alone and focus on things that make a real difference to less fortunate people, to provide them a better future (Local View: “How innocuous really are Duluth’s historic white-guy statues?” July 3).
If the bio accompanying someone’s statue is not complete enough, annotate some bronze pages to further explain the historical figure more fully.
Everyone has faults, but something historical figures accomplished gave the reason to have them remembered in bronze, granite, and/or marble. That is good enough.
Of course, "discover" is a poor choice of words, regardless who the "discoverer" is of anything. But, we seem to be in an age of purists who are setting the bar so high that no one can clear it.